A Portrait Miniature Of A Major Of The 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment Of Foot.
Either Major Vance Donaldson Or Major Harvey Welman, Anglo-Indian School.
The Major wears the uniform of the 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot. He wears a Military General Service Medal with four bars. This medal was issued in 1848 for service in the campaigns of 1793-1815. He sits on a chair facing to his right with one arm tucked into his jacket. He wears a scarlet uniform with gold epaulets and buttons. Some flaking to background has been retouched.
There were two individuals who were members of this Regiment and received four bars. There was a Major Vance Donaldson, who had served in four battles, and thus presumably had four bars and he was alive in 1850 as a retired major. The other candidate is Major Harvey Welman, who also served in four actions which produced bars. The 1846 Army List shows him alive and retired.
Dimensions: 3 1/8 inches x 3 1/2 inches.