Infantry officer wearing a tropical helmet. A caricature portrait, early 20th Century


A stylish portrait on blue paper in watercolour, 13 x 11 ins showing an infantry officer in scarlet tunic and wearing a white tropical helmet. The elongated caricature style is typical of early 20th portraits and the officer is shown carrying his sword and smoking a cigarette. Even formal portraits of the time often show people smoking in a prominent way which is far different from modern practice.      apr6/1