Cabinet Portrait of "Lady Carington", wife of the Governor General of NSW. LADY CARINGTON, Alexandro BASSANO.

Cabinet Portrait of "Lady Carington", wife of the Governor General of NSW.

London: Alexander Bassano, circa 1875.

Cabinet card, measuring 165 x 110 mm., early manuscript annotation, the card in very good condition overall.

Wife of the Governor of NSW

Charming cabinet card photographic portrait of the Honourable Cecilia Margaret Harbord, who married the future governor of New South Wales, Sir Charles Robert Wynn Carington, 1st Marquess of Lincolnshire, in 1878.

Charming cabinet card photographic portrait of the Honourable Cecilia Margaret Harbord, who married the future governor of New South Wales, Sir Charles Robert Wynn Carington, 1st Marquess of Lincolnshire, in 1878.
After her marriage she was styled Baroness Carington of Upton (or "Lady Carington" as has been added in an early hand here). Her Husband was a captain in the Royal Horse Guards who was appointed governor of New South Wales in 1885. Although this image, which appears to have been taken around the time of her marriage, is not apparently recorded in any Australian collections, comparison with a similar image confirms her identity (see State Library of Victoria, Accession No: H2005.34/1186).
Bassano was the leading society photographer of his day, and one of his many studios was at 72 Piccadilly. This particular studio was said to have been open between 1870 and 1881, which would accord with the biography of Lady Carington.

Price (AUD): $440.00  other currencies     Ref: #4111703

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