Item #4111703 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 1878.

Cabinet card, measuring 165 x 110 mm., early manuscript annotation.

Wife of the Governor of NSW

Charming cabinet card photographic portrait of the Honourable Cecilia Margaret Harbord, around the time of her 1878 marriage to the future governor of New South Wales, Sir Charles Robert Wynn Carington, 1st Marquess of Lincolnshire. After her marriage she was styled Baroness Carington of Upton (or "Lady Carington" as has been added in an early hand here). Her husband, a captain in the Royal Horse Guards, was appointed to the governorship of New South Wales in 1885. Although this image 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).

Charming cabinet card photographic portrait of the Honourable Cecilia Margaret Harbord, around the time of her 1878 marriage to the future governor of New South Wales, Sir Charles Robert Wynn Carington, 1st Marquess of Lincolnshire. After her marriage she was styled Baroness Carington of Upton (or "Lady Carington" as has been added in an early hand here). Her husband, a captain in the Royal Horse Guards, was appointed to the governorship of New South Wales in 1885. Although this image 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.

Condition Report: The card in very good condition.

Price (AUD): $440.00

US$307.99   Other currencies

Ref: #4111703

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