Prince Robert Philippe Louis Eugene Ferdinand of Orleans, Duke of Chartres
(1840-1910) Son of Prince Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of d'Orleans, and grandson of King Louis Philippe of France. His brother was Louis Philippe Albert d'Orleans, the Comte de Paris. Nephew of the Prince de Joinville. He fought with notoriety in the Italian Wars and was decorated by King Victor Emmanuel II for his gallantry at the battle of Palestro. In 1861, he fought alongside his brother in the American Civil War, seeing action in the battle of Gaines' Mill, Va., and serving on the staff of General George B. McClellan.
Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Full standing view wearing a kepi with U.S. hat wreath insignia, single breasted frock coat with captain's shoulder strap, a medal pinned to his coat, and high leather boots. His holds sword at his side. Backmark: E. Anthony, New York, made from a photographic negative from Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Very fine.