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Eaden Lilley Photography

In 1970 Stearn and Son joined Eaden Lilley Photographers.
The copyright of the photos taken by Eaden Lilley has now passed to Lafayette Photography.

Van de Weyer, Jean Sylvain (1802-1874), diplomat

  • Person
  • 19 January 1802 – 23 May 1874

Van de Weyer served as Belgium’s Prime minister from July 1845 to March 1846. However, he lived for the majority of his life in London (17 Fitzroy Square, 50 Portland Place) and Windsor (New Lodge), and held the office of Belgian Minister at the Court of St. James’s under Queen Victoria, an ambassadorial role. Van de Weyer was close friends with Lord Palmerston. In addition to being a member of the Roxburghe Club, Van de Weyer was a founder member of the Philobiblon Society, the Vice President of the London Library, a Member of the Société des Bibliophiles de Belgique and the Head of the Royal Library of Brussels.
Pierre Henri Laurent said of Van de Weyer: 'His manners, taste, and savoir-faire brought him into the vital center of the intellectual, diplomatic, and financial communities. His home became the meeting place of writers, artists, and scientists’.

Hooghe, Romeyn de (1645–1708), etcher

  • Person
  • 1645–1708

Dutch anti-classicist and extravagant artist working at a time when classicism dominated Dutch art, he was the most ardent propagandist of the era of William and Mary, producing dozens of illustrated broadsheets on the main events of their reign. Besides these, De Hooghe illustrated some hundred books, including literary texts and historical and topographical works.

Louis XVII (1785–1795), son of Louis XVI

  • Person
  • 1785-1795

Son of Louis XVI, proclaimed King of France by royalists in 1793. Placed in the care of a shoemaker by the Republican government after the execution of his father, he probably died of neglect.

Bonaparte, Joseph (1768–1844), King of Naples and King of Spain

  • Person
  • 1768–1844

Trained as a lawyer, was a member of the French legislature and accompanied his brother, Napoleon I, on military campaigns. He held diplomatic posts before and after his brother’s coup in 1799, including negotiating the Treaty of Amiens with Britain in 1802. He was made king of Naples by Napoleon in 1806, where he reformed justice, landowning, finance, and education, but in 1808 was ordered by Napoleon to become king of Spain. There his reforms were resisted and he was heavily dependent on French troops and advisers.

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