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Portrait of an unidentified naval officer, possibly Herbert Rivington Holmes
A daguerreotype photographic miniature. A formal half-length portrait of a young man in naval uniform, possibly Herbert Rivington Holmes prior to his promotion to Mate in 1857. As he is not wearing his Baltic Medal, awarded for serving on board HMS Neptune and HMS Cornwallis between 1854-1856, it could be before 1856. The male figure is standing and leaning against a table with his left hand resting on the edge. He is looking at the camera. The figure is wearing a uniform including a open jacket with a lot of buttons and buttoned-up waistcoat, and a hat with a badge. The belt around his waist has a substantial clap that looks to be an anchor inside a laurel wreath. The bottom left of the daguerreotype is scratched with the name 'H R. Holmes, Esq. RN', which may relate to Herbert Rivington Holmes, who was a Midshipman from 8 April 1852-14 May 1857. He became acting Mate from 15 May 1857 before becoming acting tenant on 19 May 1859 and confirmed in post 26 May 1860. He was placed on the Retired List on 1 April 1870 still with the rank of Lieutenant
Object number: ZBA7511
Date: circa 1853-1856
Artist: Jeremiah Egerton
Dimensions: 297 mm x 517 mm
- Image reference: S3658-001
- © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London