[Belgium] His Serene Highness Leopold George Christian Frederick.Duke of Saxony, Prince of Saxe Coburg Saalfeld.
Lithograph with large margins, printed area approx 240 x 180mm (9½ x 7"). Slight foxing.
Portrait of Leopold (1790 - 1865), soon after his marriage in 1816 to Princess Charlotte Augusta. Charlotte was the only legitimate child of the Prince Regent (later King George IV) and therefore heiress to the English throne. However, the following year 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.. Early lithograph after the portrait by Swiss artist Alfred Edward Chalon (1780-1860), who went on to become Portrait Painter in Water-colours to Queen Victoria.
[Ref: 35492] £130.00