Victor Albert George Child-Villiers, 7th Earl of Jersey(1845-1915), Colonial governor
Sitter in 11 portraits
Child-Villiers succeeded to his father's titles and estates at the age of fourteen while still at school. An enthusiastic athlete, he represented Oxford in the mile race at the first Oxford versus Cambridge athletics meeting in 1865. In later life, he was prominent in athletics administration. Child-Villiers served as a Lord-in-Waiting to Queen Victoria between 1875 and 1877, and in 1889 became Paymaster General in the Salisbury government. He was appointed Governor of New South Wales in 1890, and arrived in Sydney at the beginning of the following year. However, the post was not to his liking and he returned to Britain after less than two years.
by Henry Jamyn Brooks
oil on canvas, 1889
by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 29 June 1909
printed by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son
lithograph, published in The Country Gentleman, Sporting Gazette and Agricultural Journal 26 December 1885
by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 11 October 1890
by The Autotype Company, after Henry John Stock
after Henry Jamyn Brooks
photograph, 1919 or after
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