MT: albumen print on paper mounted on card (9x5 / C:11x6)
TX: inscribed with fountain pen at lower center of margin in French <Mr de Bourqueney>, printed at lower center <MAYER & PIERSON, PHOT.>, at left <Déposé>, at right <garanti d'après nature>, inscribed with pencil at rear upper center <Mr de Bourqueney>, printed at center <MAYER & PIERSON / PHOTOGRAPHES DE S.M. L'EMPEREUR / Boulevard des Capucines, 3. / PARIS>, stamped below <MAISON / ALPH. GIROUX>
CM: François-Adolphe, Baron, and later Count of Bourqueney (1799-1869) was a French diplomat and politician. He was a distinguished ambassador of France in Turkey from 1844 to 1851, then in Austria from February 1853 to November 1859, and later was appointed Senator on 31 March 1856. He was one of the French representatives at the Treaty of Zurich in 1859 which ended the war between France and Austria.