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Leopold I, King of the Belgians ('A Reflection upon the future Prospects of Greece')
by John ('HB') Doyle Click on the links below to find out more
lithograph, published 22 February 1830
11 1/4 in. x 16 1/4 in. (286 mm x 412 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1900
- Leopold I, King of the Belgians (1790-1865), Reigned 1831-65; husband of Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales; uncle of Queen Victoria. Sitter in 22 portraits.
- John ('HB') Doyle (1797-1868), 'HB'; caricaturist. Artist associated with 738 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
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