|Volume 7, page 145, sitting number 8826.
Identified as 'Captain Charles Holtram' in the Silvy daybooks, the sitter was unidentified on the album page. This is unfortunate since the identification in the daybooks is problematic given that no officer with this name appears in Hart's Army List. However, another collector I know has another pose from this same sitting, and the sitter in his portrait is identified as ‘Captain C. Hotham’. Furthermore, it is clear from the man's cap badge that his regiment is the 59th (The 2nd Northamptonshire) Regiment of Foot. Hart’s Army List of 1862 lists Charles Hotham as a Captain in the 59th Foot (seniority 13 December 1861). According to the same source, ‘Captain Hotham served with the 18th Royal Irish in the Crimea form Dec. 1854, and was wounded at the assault of the ouworks of Sebastopol on 18th June 1855 (Medal and Clasp, 5th Class of the Medjidie, and Turkish Medal)’.
[From an album compiled by Margaret Randalina Barnewall, Lady Trimleston.]
condition: Very fine, despite a large area of discolouration in the background.
price: not for sale
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