Monday, July 6, 2015

Charles Louis Baugniet

[Belgium] (b 1814/d 1886)

"He attended the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels during 1827-29. His first attempts with lithography date from 1827, and his reputation grew steadily with the appearance of his first portraits in the magazine L'Artiste in 1833. (..) He was commissioned to do portraits of the Belgian Royal Family, and this led to his appointment as court painter in 1841. In 1843 he moved to London where he became a leading society portrait painter, creating a portrait of Prince Albert in 1851. Later he often returned to London to do portraits of celebrities such as Charles Dickens and the French composer Hector Berlioz. Baugniet also designed the first Belgian postage stamp (the so-called Epaulettes type) brought into circulation on 1 July 1849. The stamp depicted Leopold I of Belgium after a painting by Liéven De Winne." 


Belgium 1849 "Leopold I of Belgium" (2,1) [Engr (J.H. Robinson)][Recess]  Sc(1,2) [ all the Process was made with the Supervision of Jacques Wiener ] [ image credit of Stampworld ]

Belgium 1849/1850 "Leopold I of Belgium" (3,1) [Engr (J.H.Robinson)][Recess] Sc(3,4,5) [ image credit of Stampworld ]

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