This brightly hand tinted carte de visite depicts a corporal who appears to have possibly been a member of the Queen's Own Regiment of Dorset
Yeomanry Cavalry.
He sits with his arm resting on a Davenport desk with an interestingly painted backdrop of a window overlooking a seaside
town. The name or nickname of "Tiggy"
or possibly a slightly stylized "Tissy" is written in pencil on the photograph's reverse side.

Carte de Visite
T. Wilkinson - Photographer
Royal Photographic Institution, St. Maty Street, Weymouth, England
c. 1870