DISDERI: MARQUIS GEORGES DE PIMODAN, CA. 1860
An albumen CdV of the French general Pimodan leaning on the props of Disdéri his studio. One hand in a black glove. His beautiful moustache clearly visible.
Georges de Pimodan died in 1860 at the battle of Castelfidardo, while fighting on behalf of Pope Pious IX. (Thanks to Michael Gregorio for this information)
Literature: Elizabeth Anne McCauley, A.A.E. Disderi and the Carte de Visite Portrait Photograph, 1985