Photographic positive, hand-painted ambrotype mounted in case, studio portrait of a Royal Navy Lieutenant or Sub-Lieutenant, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1856-1870
An ambrotype showing a 3/4 length portrait of a Naval Officer photographed seated in a studio setting. The man wears a Naval uniform consisting of a doubled breasted coat. The man rests his arm on a small table next to him. The mans naval cap can be seen sitting on the table.The portrait has been hand coloured with the buttons and braid on the man's coat in gold. The ambrotype is framed by an oval brass mat. A glass panel sits over the top of the brass mat and thin brass binding holds the ambrotype, brass mat and glass cover together. The framed ambrotype then sits in a case made from wood that has been covered in leather. The lid to the case has detached and is missing and two sides of the case have also been damaged and are missing.