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Carte-de-Visite, studio G.E.Alder in Cheltenham.
Officer in Stable Jacket, Royal Gloucestershire Hussars.

This flower-presenting Officer bears a striking likeness to Henry Charles FitzRoy Somerset, 8th Duke of Beaufort, who was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant of the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars on 5 May 1854 (aged 30).

He would resign that appointment on 29 April 1874, becoming Honorary Colonel of the Regiment.

This portrait is showing the Badminton Blue Stable Jacket of the Gloucestershire Hussars, adorned with five rows of braiding, lace being gold mixed with Badminton Blue.

The full dress Busby should not be worn with a Stable Jacket - but does much for the composition of the photograph, so will be qualified as Artistic License.

George-Edward Alder, the Photographer, was born in Cheltenham in 1829.
He had his Studio there in 1854-1856, and again from 1865 to 1870 - before moving to Croydon.