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Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales; Leopold I, King of the Belgians

4 of 21 portraits of Leopold I, King of the Belgians

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales; Leopold I, King of the Belgians, published by J. Booth, after  Unknown artist, published 15 December 1817 - NPG D33525 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales; Leopold I, King of the Belgians

published by J. Booth, after Unknown artist
stipple and line engraving, published 15 December 1817
9 1/4 in. x 5 3/4 in. (236 mm x 145 mm) plate size; 16 1/4 in. x 10 7/8 in. (413 mm x 275 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D33525


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  • J. Booth (active 1817). Artist associated with 1 portrait.
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This stylised image presents an imagined view of the young couple in their wedding outfits the moment after their marriage on 2 May 1816. An earlier version with a slightly different inscription appeared as an engraving in the fashionable woman's journal, La Belle Assemblée, in June 1816. It serves as an indicator of their high fashion status as a modish, high profile couple, and their popular appeal. The nation's affection for them grew as their genuine love for each other became apparent.