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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Mary Georgiana Caroline Cecil Filmer, British (1838-1903)
Untitled (five photographs, clockwise from top left, Hon. Henniker Major; Horatio Hood; Lord Arthur Hill; Hon. Augustus Sandys; center, Viscount Holmesdale)
Work Type
photograph, album page
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Album page with five carte de visite albumen silver prints
Albumen silver print
28.9 x 23.2 cm (11 3/8 x 9 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • (not assigned): Sitter's names are inscribed below photographs.
Seiden & de Cuevas, Inc., New York, NY, purchased from Christie's, 1978, Gift to the Fogg Art Museum, 1982. On Long Term Loan to the Fogg Art Museum from 1978 to 1982
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Purchase through the generosity of Melvin R. Seiden
Object Number
European and American Art
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Sitter information:

Hon. Henniker Major. John, 5th Baron Henniker (7 November 1847-March 1902). Married 14 January 1864 to Mary (d. 18 November 1893) only daughter of the 3rd Earl of Desart. MP East Suffolk 1866-70. Succeeded 16 April 1870. A Lord in Waiting to Queen Victoria 1877-80. Governor of the Isle of Man 1895-1902.

Mr. Horatio Hood (24 March 1843-3 February 1881), Commander Royal Navy. Married 28 September 1872 to Isabella Emily (d.22 December 1939), third daughter of Lt. Col. Sir Robert Mundy. Died without issue.

Lord Arthur Hill (29 July 1846-13 January 1931. Second son of the 4th Marquess of Downshire. Comptroller of the Household 1885-86, 1886-1892, 1895-1898. Hon. Col. 5th Bn Royal Irish Rifles. MP for Downshire 1885-1898 and 1907-1908. First married to Annie Nisida Denham (d. 16 January 1874) only child of Lt. Col. George Denham Cookes. Second marriage to Anne (d. 12 February 1944) third daughter of James Harrison. Issue by both wives.

Honorable Augustus Sandys (1 March 1840-26 July 1904), Lady Filmer's eldest brother. Augustus Frederick Arthur Sandys, 4th Baron Sandys, eldest son of the 3rd Baron Sandys. Born 1 March 1840. Colonel Queen's Own Worcestershire Imperial yeomanry. Lt. 2nd Life Guards. Married 3 August 1872 to Anne (ninth daughter of Sir Charles des Voeux 2nd. Bt. Lord Sandys died without issue.

Viscount Holmesdale MP. William Archer Amherst (26 March 1836- 14 August 1910). Eldest son of the 2nd Earl Amherst. MP for West Kent 1859-1860 and for Mid-Kent 1868-1880. D.L. and J.P. for Kent. Captain in the Coldstream Guards served in the Crimea 1854-55. Summond to the House of Lords by writ in his father's barony 17 April 1880. First married to Lady Julia Cornwallis (2 July 1844-September 1883). Second marriage to Alice D'Alton (d. 25 April 1933) widow of the 5th Earl of Fishburne. Lord Holmesdale succeeded to the earldom 1886. Died without issue.
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