A PORTRAIT MINIATURE OF A MAJOR OF THE 57th (WEST MIDDLESEX) REGIMENT OF FOOT,
Either Major Vance Donaldson or Major Harvey Welman,
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" x 3 1/2 "