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Identification and Creation
Object Number
P1982.359.72
People
Mary Georgiana Caroline Cecil Filmer, British (1838-1903)
W. & D. Downey, British (active 1860s-1914)
Maull & Polyblank, British (active 1850-1860s)
Title
Untitled (group photograph at Cumberland Lodge, c. 1868, sitters include Lady Mary Filmer; the Prince and Princess of Wales; Viscount and Viscountess Bridport; verso: three photos; Prince of Wales, George, Duke of Cambridge; Duke of Mecklenburgh)
Classification
Photographs
Work Type
photograph, album page
Date
1862-1888
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/317548
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Album page with albumen silver print; verso: three carte de visite albumen silver prints. Autograph of the Duke of Mecklenburg Strelitz is affixed to page beneath photograph, device imprinted with the motto of the Order of the Garter ("Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense" "Shamed be he who thinks evil of it").
Technique
Albumen silver print
Dimensions
28.9 x 23.2 cm (11 3/8 x 9 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso; graphite inscription on photograph of Duke of Cambridge; ink inscription to right of Duke of Mecklenburg Strelitz's photograph.
Provenance
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
P1982.359.72
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Sitter information:

Recto:

Lady Mary Filmer (1838-1903

Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (1841-1910)

Alexandra, Princess of Wales (1844-1925)

Lord Bridport

Lady Bridport

Verso:

Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, in Highland dress

George Duke of Cambridge. George William Frederick Charles (26 March 1819-17 March 1904), 2nd Duke of Cambridge, KG., KT., KP., PC., CGSI., GCMG., GCH., GCIE., GVCO, Field Marshall in the Army 1862, Chief Personal ADC to Edward VII, Commander in Charge of British Forces 1856-95. Ranger of St. James's, Green, Hyde, and Richmond Parks. Born at Hanover, where his father, Prince Adolphus, the 7th son of George III and Queen Charlotte, was Viceroy. The Duke was wayward in his marriage arrangements and was actually married in contravention of the Royal Marriage Act. His wife, known as Mrs. Fitzgeorge, was an actress. She died 12 January 1890 and like the Duke is buried at Kensal Green.

Frederick Duke of Mecklenburg Strelitz. Frederick William KG., GCB (12 October 1819-30 May 1904) Married 28 June 1843 to Augusta of Cambridge (d. 5 December 1916), Queen Mary's aunt. The Duke was made a Knight of the Order of the Garter on 12 August 1862.
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