Catherine was the wife of Lt.-Col. Henry Henry William Toovey (see previous lot) and the child on her lap is most likely Robert Toovey Hawley, who married, in 1816, Louisa Beaufoy (1795-1875). They had a number of children, the second of whom was Robert Beaufoy Hawley, depicted in the present lot. Lieutenant General Robert Beaufoy Hawley served in the 89th Regiment of Foot and fought in the siege of Sebastopol and the Battle of Balaklava during the Crimean War. During his time in the Crimea he wrote numerous letters which were published in 1970 and provide an important insight into the reality of those who fought there (see The Hawley Letters. The Letters of Captain R.B. Hawley, 89th From the Crimea, December 1854 to August 1856, ed. By S.G.P. Ward, London, 1970). He rose to the rank of Colonel serving in the 60th Regiment of Foot; later Major General, Deputy Adjutant General and to Lieutenant General by 1883. He married, in 1857, Ann Gumbleton (1832-1861). John Hanbury Beaufoy of Upton Gray, Hants was Robert’s uncle through the marriage between John’s daughter, Louisa, to Robert Toovey Hawley.