Studio portrait of a smartly dressed gentleman with a chinstrap beard. Sydney, circa 1865.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 100 x 62 mm (mount); verso imprinted ‘Photographed by Milligan Brothers, 84 King Street & 220 Pitt Street, Sydney’; the albumen print has good tonal range and clarity, with a few tiny marks; the mount is clean and stable.
A fine full-length portrait of a young Sydney gentleman of high social standing, possibly a high-ranking civil servant or barrister. A carte de visite album lies open on the endpiece of the ornamental balustrade beside him.