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

1 portrait of Leopold I, King of the Belgians

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales; Leopold I, King of the Belgians, by William Thomas Fry, published by and after  George Dawe, published 6 April 1818 (1817) - NPG D33526 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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

by William Thomas Fry, published by and after George Dawe
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
Reference Collection
NPG D33526


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  • George Dawe (1781-1829), History and portrait painter. Artist associated with 44 portraits.
  • William Thomas Fry (1789-1843), Engraver. Artist associated with 62 portraits.

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  • NPG 1530: Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales; Leopold I, King of the Belgians (from same plate)

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Death of Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, George III's Queen since 1761. Official enquiry initiated into Queen Caroline's conduct abroad.

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Mary Shelley anonymously publishes her masterpiece Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus which reflects growing concern about the role of morality in science. Lord Byron completes his romance Childe Harolde's Pilgrimage, whose gloomy, dissolute hero was probably based on the writer himself.

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Stamford Raffles acquires authorisation to construct a fort at Singapore marking the beginning of its development as a centre of East-West trade. Congress of European Alliance at Aix-La-Chapelle. Lord Castlereagh plays a central role in establishing a pan-Europe peace settlement to bring a chastened France back into the world of political respectability.

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