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King Edward IV (1442-1483), Reigned 1461-70 and 1471-83

Sitter associated with 35 portraits
The first Yorkist King of England. Edward was the son of Richard, Duke of York and great grandson of Edward III. Following his father's death in 1460, Edward defeated Henry VI's Lancastrian supporters at a decisive battle in the ongoing Wars of the Roses and was crowned king in 1461. Edward's unpopular marriage in 1464 to a commoner, Elizabeth Woodville, alienated his staunchest supporter, the Earl of Warwick, who staged an invasion with Henry VI's queen, Margaret of Anjou, in 1470. Edward was forced to flee but returned in 1471, killing Warwick and finally establishing the House of York firmly on the throne. As king he renewed England's wars with France, and reorganised crown revenues.

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4980(10)

King Edward IV

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, 1590s-1620
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4980(10)

D23796

King Edward IV

after Unknown artist
line engraving, perhaps 17th century
NPG D23796

D23798

King Edward IV

possibly by William Faithorne
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D23798

D23801

King Edward IV

after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D23801

D23857

Edward IV, Edward V, Richard III

by Jodocus Hondius
line engraving, 1610
NPG D23857

D23788

King Edward IV

by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke)
line engraving, 1618
NPG D23788

D21041

King Edward IV

by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke), published by Compton Holland
line engraving, 1618
NPG D21041

D21040

King Edward IV

by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke), after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1638 (1618)
NPG D21040

D22808

King Edward IV; fictitious portrait called King Edward V

probably by William Faithorne, published by Sir Robert Peake
line engraving, circa 1640
NPG D22808

D21044

King Edward IV

published by Sir Robert Peake, probably after William Faithorne
etching, early 1640s
NPG D21044

D21043

King Edward IV

probably by William Faithorne
line engraving, early 1640s
NPG D21043

D23785

King Edward IV

by Robert White
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D23785

D34138

King Edward IV; King Edward V; King Richard III

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1677
NPG D34138

D23791

King Edward IV

after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D23791

D23792

King Edward IV

by Michael Vandergucht
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D23792

D23794

King Edward IV

by Simon François Ravenet
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D23794

D23797

King Edward IV

after Unknown artist
line engraving, perhaps 18th century
NPG D23797

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