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John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

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

RCIN 2082487

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Glass plate negative of a full length portrait of King Leopold I of the Belgians standing, facing three-quarters to the left and gazing ahead, away from the camera. He rests his left hand on an ornamental plinth. A balustrade can be seen in the background.

The glass plate negative has been photographed showing the coated side and therefore the image appears laterally reversed. A print from an almost identical negative (RCIN 2082485) exists in the Collection, RCIN 2907573.
  • 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