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Identification and Creation
Object Number
P1982.359.89
People
Mary Georgiana Caroline Cecil Filmer, British (1838-1903)
Title
Untitled (Viscountess Holmesdale; verso: Marquess of Abergavenny 1897)
Classification
Photographs
Work Type
album page, photograph
Date
1862-1888
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/317565
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Album page with albumen silver print; verso: album page with albumen silver print.
Technique
Albumen silver print
Dimensions
28.9 x 23.2 cm (11 3/8 x 9 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: Recto and verso sitter's names are inscribed in graphite.
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
P1982.359.89
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Sitter information:

Recto:

Viscountess Holmesdale, born Lady Julia Mann (2 July 1844-1 September 1883) name changed to Cornwallis 22 October 1844. Only surviving child of the 5th and last Earl Cornwallis. Married 27 August 1862 to William Archer Amherst, Viscount Holmesdale (1836-1910). The Viscountess is buried at Linton.

This photograph was taken at Linton Park. This is confirmed by the chair and the "Italian" decoration put in during the 1820s which can be seen in a 1920s sale catalogue.

Verso:

Marquess of Abergavenny. William Nevill (16 September 1826-12 December 1915) 5th Earl of Abergavenny created a Marquess 14 January 1876. KG, JP, Lord Lieutenant of Sussex 1892-1905. Succeeded to the Earldom 17 August 1868. Married 2 May 1848 to Caroline (d. 23 September 1892) daughter of Sir John Vanden Bumped Johnstone, 2nd Baronet.
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