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Leopold I, King of the Belgians

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Leopold I, King of the Belgians, by Thomas Heaphy, 1816 - NPG 1914(28) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Leopold I, King of the Belgians

by Thomas Heaphy
watercolour, 1816
23 5/8 in. x 18 7/8 in. (601 mm x 480 mm)
Purchased, 1921
Primary Collection
NPG 1914(28)

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  • Leopold I, King of the Belgians (1790-1865), Reigned 1831-1865; husband of Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales; uncle of Queen Victoria. Sitter in 21 portraits.

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  • Thomas Heaphy (1775-1835). Artist associated with 47 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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In this partner piece to that of Princess Charlotte, Thomas Heaphy, who had previously travelled to the Peninsula to depict members of Wellington's army, prepared a preliminary study of Prince Leopold as the dashing cavalry officer.

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