Original Carte de visite photograph of Arthur Orton. TICHBORNE CLAIMANT, MAULL, Photographers CO.

Original Carte de visite photograph of Arthur Orton.

London: circa 1871.

Photograph, 89 x 59 mm. (image), on printed card, with ms. ink inscription on the bottom margin: "Arthur Orton - alias T. Castro - alias Sir Roger C. Tichborne - 1871. Sentenced to 14 years penal servitude - 1874"

The pleasure of his company…

A rare image of the claimant. Arthur Orton came to Australia in 1851, moving from Hobart to Gippsland and then to Wagga Wagga, where he married Mary Ann Bryant. It was at Wagga, with the help of a local solicitor, that he responded to a world-wide advertisement seeking Roger Tichborne, the heir to an English baronetcy.

A rare image of the claimant. Arthur Orton came to Australia in 1851, moving from Hobart to Gippsland and then to Wagga Wagga, where he married Mary Ann Bryant. It was at Wagga, with the help of a local solicitor, that he responded to a world-wide advertisement seeking Roger Tichborne, the heir to an English baronetcy.

Pursuing his claim, he returned to England in 1866. What followed earned him the title of the "Tichborne claimant" - and fourteen years in prison.

Price (AUD): $875.00  other currencies     Ref: #3504678

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