[Published by Rudolph Ackermann, n.d. c.1818].
Proof before letters, engraving. 300 x 430mm. Light foxing. Crease below and water stain above image.
Leopold I of Belgium (1790 - 1865), youngest son of Duke Francis Frederick of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfield. He was crowned 'King of the Belgians' in 1831 after the independence of Belgium from The Netherlands in 1830. On May 2, 1816, he married Princess Charlotte Augusta, the only legitimate child of the Prince Regent (later King George IV) and therefore heiress to the English throne. On November 5, 1817, she gave birth to a stillborn son and died the folowing day. From the painting by A.E. Chalon.
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