MT: albumen print on paper mounted on card (9x6 / C:11x6)
TX: printed at lower left of margin in French <L. PIERSON, PHOT.> , at left <Deposé>, at right <garanti d' après nature.>, inscribed with fountain pen at lower center of margin <Pce Joachim Murat>, inscribed with pencil at rear upper left <Joachim Murat>, printed at center <MAISON / MAYER & PIERSON PHOTOGRAPHES DE S.M. L'EMPEREUR / Boulevart des Capucines, 3 / PARIS. / Les Clichés étant conservés indéfiniment, / on peut toujours se procurer de nouvelles / épreuve de Cartes & Portraits sans reposer.>
CM: Prince Murat was a title created by Emperor Napoleon I for his brother-in-law Joachim 1st Prince Murat (1767-1815) who would serve as King of Naples. On 5 December 1812 Joachim's second son Lucien was created Prince of Pontecorvo (an enclave at the Kingdom of Naples) in succession to Jean-Baptiste Jules Bernadotte by an Imperial Decree. Joachim 4th Prince Murat (1834-1901) was one of the five children of Prince Lucien Charles Joseph Napoléon Murat (1803-1878) and Caroline Georgina Frazer (1810-1879). The Prince of Pontecorvo title is still used to this day for the heir to the Prince Murat.