United Kingdom

Carte-de-Visite, studio Bassano in London

Colonel of the Staff

The uniform of the Staff Officers displays four rows of braiding, recognizable thanks to their charactistic double loops. On the table one can catch a glimpse of the cocked hat sported with this uniform.

The sitter displays a remarkable physical likeness to the Duke of Connaught, but he seems to be wearing the Crimean War Medal (with one Clasp) and Turkish Crimea - a campaign the Duke did not take part in.