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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Leopold I, King of the Belgians

5 Jun dated 1816

Soft-ground etching | 24.5 x 18.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 2506518

An etching from an album of portraits containing prints and photographs: Leopold, King of the Belgians; bust length, high collar, his coat decorated with the Garter star. With the artist's monogram, and dated; inscribed below.

  • Creator(s)

    Sir George Hayter (1792-1871) (etcher)

  • 24.5 x 18.4 cm (sheet of paper)

  • From an album compiled by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Genealogy and Heraldry
      • Orders (honour)
        • Order of the Garter (England)