William I (Willem Frederik, Prince of Orange-Nassau; 24 August 1772 – 12 December 1843) was a Prince of Orange, the King of the Netherlands and Grand Duke of Luxembourg. After having been invited by the Triumvirate of 1813, on 30 November 1813 William disembarked from HMS Warrior and landed at Scheveningen beach, only a few yards from the place where he had left the country with his father 18 years before, and on 6 December the provisional government offered him the title of King. William refused, instead proclaiming himself “Sovereign Prince of the Netherlands”. He also wanted the rights of the people to be guaranteed by “a wise constitution”.
Hardwood veneered frame, overall dimensions: 17″ by 13″
Condition: Small blemish to the paint below William’s right foot