Photographic positive, studio portrait, hand-tinted ambrotype of the grand-son of Vice-Admiral Charles John Napier, collodion / paint / glass / wood / paper / metal / velvet, photographer unknown, England, 1855-1870
An ambrotype showing a full length portrait of a young boy wearing a tartan outfit and a hat with a feather stuck in it. The boy stands next to a table with one arm resting on the table. The image has been tinted with the boys cheeks pink, the tartan outfit green, red and blue and the braid on his hat gold.The ambrotype is framed by an oval brass mat stamped with an ornate decorative pattern. A glass panel sits over the top of the brass mat. The portrait has been set in a in a rectangular wooden frame carved with a decorative design. There are two circular eyes fixed to the top of the frame to allow the portrait to be hung for display. There is a rectangular wooden backing board in the back of the frame.