Leopold I, King of the Belgians
by Robert Hicks, published by Nuttall, Fisher & Dixon Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 31 January 1818
8 in. x 5 in. (202 mm x 127 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
- 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.
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