© National Portrait Gallery, London
Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales; Leopold I, King of the Belgians
by William Thomas Fry, published by and after George Dawe Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 6 April 1818 (1817)
27 1/8 in. x 19 5/8 in. (688 mm x 500 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1869
- George Dawe (1781-1829), History and portrait painter. Artist associated with 43 portraits.
- William Thomas Fry (1789-1843), Engraver. Artist associated with 61 portraits.
- NPG 1530: Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales; Leopold I, King of the Belgians (from same plate)
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