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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Leopold, King of the Belgians

dated 1842

Engraving | 22.7 x 15.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 2506491

An engraving from an album of portraits containing prints and photographs: Leopold, King of the Belgians; seated, three-quarter length, wearing a plain tie, a high collar, and a coat decorated with the Garter Star. Inscribed and dated below.

  • Creator(s)

    After Sir William Ross (1794-1860) (artist)

    ? Robinson, John Henry (1796-1871) (engraver)

  • 22.7 x 15.7 cm (sheet of paper)

  • From an album compiled by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Genealogy and Heraldry
      • Orders (honour)
        • Order of the Golden Fleece (Burgundy/Spain/Austria)
        • Order of the Garter (England)