Unknown man in British military mess uniform

Production date
Circa 1855-1865
Description
A hand tinted ambrotype portrait of an unknown beared man dressed in British military mess uniform. He is wearing a white shirt with a black bow tie, a red military jacket with white cuffs and a white and black collar, a red waist coat, and black trousers. He is wearing a row of medals on the jacket. He is seated and has one arm resting on a table. The man's face, jacket and gold detailing have been hand tinted. The portrait has a gold metal oval matt with an embossed gold metal border. The ambrotype and metal enclosure has possibly been removed from a leather case.
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Artist/Maker
Production role
Photographer
Production date
Circa 1855-1865
Accession number
A82.032
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He is a British officer wearing his scarlet regimental shell jacket as a mess jacket, worn open with collar turned back, with a scarlet waistcoat, as stipulated in Dress Regulations 1857.

- Bruce Cairns on 29-07-2019 01:27:39

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