Highland Light Infantry. A Young Officer of the 71st Regt in Full Dress


A particularly handsome oval photographic portrait circa 1857 of a young officer of the 71st Foot, Highland Light Infantry, mounted on an old grey paper album leaf, excellent condition. The three quarter length portrait shows the officer seated and wearing full dress uniform. His shako, of the pre 1862 pattern without the diced band, is on the table beside him, his basket hilted broadsword between his legs. He wears the single breasted doublet adopted in 1856 and the rank badges are now worn on the collar. In this case he wears the single star of an ensign, the most junior commissioned rank. 11.5 x 15.5cm oval.

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