Watercolour portrait of an officer in the 21st Royal North British Fusiliers
Sadly the sitter has not been identified but appears to be a young subltern officer wearing his full dress red scarlet melton cloth coatee with massive wing epaulettes on each shoulder donating a fusilier regiment. He wears a white leather baldrick with a regimental shoulder belt plate depicting a large flaming grenade device with the arabic numeral 21 on the ball. His red crimson sash terminating with corded tassels is attached half way up his chest as was customery for fusilier and light infantry regiments. He would have worn either a Bell Top or Albert shako depending on the precise date of the portrait.
The distortions are the result of reflections in the glass frame, the image is crisp and sharp.