Inhuldiging Van Willem Den 1stente Brussel; den 21 September 1815. (Trien.) Inauguration De Guillaume Ier a Bruxelles, le 21 Septembre 1815. (Cortege.)
J.L. Van Bever, Editeur, a Bruxelles [n.d., c.1815].
Pair of coloured aquatints, each image 470 x 675mm. 18˝ x 26˝". Centrefold as issued. Stain from mounts.
William Frederick (William I), born Willem Frederik Prins van Oranje-Nassau (1772 - 1843), was a Prince of Orange and the first King of the Netherlands. Feeling threatened by Napoleon who had escaped from Elba, William proclaimed himself King of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands on 16 March 1815 at the urging of the powers gathered at the Congress of Vienna. His son, the future king William II, fought as a commander at the Battle of Waterloo. These are two handsome views of his inauguration procession through the streets of Brussells. After Sébastien Leroy, painter who worked in Paris.
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