Photograph, portrait of Viscount Wolseley
Frederick Hollyer (1837-1933)
Museum no. 1858-1938
Given by Helena Hollyer, 1938
19th century military dress is often regarded as amongst the most ceremonial and decorative, though it does not follow fashion and does not change quickly from season to season, making it difficult to date as precisely. However, hairstyles can be of some use in dating. The sitter in this photograph sports a full moustache very fashionable in the 1890s.
This photograph is a formal military portrait of British army officer Field Marshal Garnet Joseph Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley KP GCB OM GCMG VD PC (1833–1913).