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John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

Leopold I, King of the Belgians (1790-1865) 1860

RCIN 2082482

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Glass plate negative of a full length portrait of Leopold I, King of the Belgians seated, facing three-quarters to the right. He holds a book in front of his body with both hands and gazes down at the book. He is seated at a small table.

The glass plate negative has been photographed showing the coated side and therefore the image appears laterally reversed. A print from this negative exists in the Collection, RCIN 2907576.
  • Creator(s)

    John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901) (photographer)

    Leopold I, King of the Belgians (1790-1865)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • negatives
            • glass plate negatives
    • Philosophy & Psychology
      • Psychology
        • Physical and Mental Activities
          • Reading (activity)