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Sir Christopher Charles Teesdale (1833-1893), Army officer and courtier

Sitter in 10 portraits
Teesdale entered the Army in 1848 and by the time of the Crimean War (1854-5) had become Aide-de-Camp to Colonel William Fenwick Williams, British Commissioner to the Turkish Army in Asia Minor. He saw active service in Crimea, for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross in 1857. Teesdale's gallantry brought him to the attention of Prince Albert, who appointed him Equerry to the Prince of Wales. He held this post for over thirty years, and in 1877 was additionally made Aide-de-Camp to Queen Victoria. Teesdale continued to rise through the ranks of the army, becoming Regimental Colonel in 1882 and Major-General in 1887.

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P22(2)

Group of fifteen, including Queen Victoria

by W. & D. Downey
albumen print, 25 May 1868
NPG P22(2)

Ax52011

Sir Christopher Charles Teesdale

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 20 March 1861
NPG Ax52011

Ax52012

Sir Christopher Charles Teesdale

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 20 March 1861
NPG Ax52012

x13218

Sir Christopher Charles Teesdale

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print on card mount, published 1891
NPG x13218

Ax59721

Sir Christopher Charles Teesdale

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 23 June 1862
NPG Ax59721

x8357

Sir Christopher Charles Teesdale

by P. Sebah
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
NPG x8357

Ax15917

Sir Christopher Charles Teesdale

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1891
NPG Ax15917