His Serene Highness Leopold George Christian Frederick.Duke of Saxony, Prince of Saxe Coburg Saalfeld.
London. Published 17th June, 1816, by Mess.rs Colnaghi & Co., Cockspur Street.
Engraving with roulette on india with large margins. 330 x 250mm (13 x 9¾"). Very fine impression. Some spotting in margins.
Portrait of Leopold (1790 - 1865), soon after his marriage to Princess Charlotte Augusta, the only legitimate child of the Prince Regent (later King George IV) and therefore heiress to the English throne, May 2nd, 1816 However, on November 5, 1817 she gave birth to a stillborn son and died the following day. Having lost the chance to be prince consort to the British queen (a role later played by Prince Albert) he rejected the throne of Greece in 1830, before accepting the role of first 'King of the Belgians' in 1831. His son was Leopold II, founder of the notorious Congo Free State.
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