# 34813

Photographer unknown.

Studio portrait of an officer of the 14th Regiment, Hobart Town, 1869-70.

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Albumen print photograph in carte de visite format, 93 x 59 mm (mount); no studio imprint; verso with a later nineteenth-century inscription in pencil: ‘My own, own darling. Given to me one afternoon in the Domain. Darling of [Cl…..]’; the print is pale and has lost some contrast, but the regimental number ’14’ is still very clearly discernible on the uniformed officer’s cap resting on the table.

Provenance: From an album associated with the Lempriere and Gresley families of Hobart.

Two Companies of the 14th Regiment were stationed in Tasmania from 1867 until February 1870.

The present carte de visite was sourced with a group of Hobart Town photographs which were all associated in some way with the visit to Hobart of the Russian warship Boyarin in May-June 1870.