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King Edward VII (1841-1910), Reigned 1901-1910

Sitter associated with 448 portraits
Edward was the eldest son of Queen Victoria but she favoured his brother Prince Arthur. As a child he struggled with education and, in a bid to present Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, as the leading male royal figure, Edward was excluded from most public duties. After the death of Albert he was allowed to perform ceremonial duties but was still kept out of the running of the country. While Prince of Wales, he devoted much of his time to sports and entertainment and was a central figure of the glamorous Marlborough House set. His popularity increased during his reign when Britain experienced expansion and prosperity.

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Queen Victoria's First Visit to her Wounded Soldiers

by Jerry Barrett
oil on canvas, 1856
On display in Room 23 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6203


King Edward VII

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, arched top, late 1850s
NPG P301(150c)


King Edward VII

by George Richmond
pastel, 1858
NPG 5217


The Landing of HRH The Princess Alexandra at Gravesend, 7th March 1863

by Henry Nelson O'Neil
oil on canvas, 1864
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5487


Group of fifteen, including Queen Victoria

by W. & D. Downey
albumen print, 25 May 1868
NPG P22(2)


The Gillies Ball, 1868

by W. & D. Downey
albumen print, 25 May 1868
NPG P22(3)


King Edward VII

by W. & D. Downey
albumen print, 1868
NPG P22(5)


King Edward VII

by George Frederic Watts
chalk, circa 1874
NPG 3983


'Souvenir of the Royal Wedding, July 6th 1893'

by Unknown photographer
halftone reproduction, 1893
NPG P1700(1c)


Royal group at Balmoral

by Robert Milne
albumen print, September 1896
NPG P1700(24d)


King Edward VII

by Sydney March
electrotype of bust, 1924 (1901)
NPG 2019


Queen Victoria's funeral procession arriving at St George's Chapel, Windsor

possibly by James Russell & Sons
albumen print, 2 February 1901
NPG P1700(56)


King Edward VII

replica by Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes
oil on canvas, (1902)
NPG 1691


King Edward VII

possibly by W. & D. Downey
albumen print, 9 August 1902
NPG P1700(62a)


'The Crowned King & Queen Leaving the Abbey'

by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
printing-out paper print, 9 August 1902
NPG P1700(64)


King Edward VII

by Baron Adolph de Meyer
sepia platinotype, 1904
NPG P720


King Edward VII

by Fred Roe
pencil, 1905-1906
NPG 4367


King Edward VII

by Philip Tennyson Cole
oil on canvas, 1907
NPG 5433


Royal group in the Crimson Drawing-Room at Windsor Castle

by William Edward Downey, for W. & D. Downey, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
postcard print, 17 November 1907
NPG P1700(81d)


King Edward VII

by Mrs M.A. Barnett
watercolour, 1908
NPG 3967


King Edward VII

attributed to W. & D. Downey
sepia-toned platinum print, 1908
NPG P420


Lying in State of King Edward VII in Westminster Hall

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 17-19 May 1910
NPG P1700(96)


Queen Victoria with her family

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co, after Leonida Caldesi
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s (1857)
NPG x134737


King Edward VII when Prince of Wales

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1859
NPG Ax39787


King Edward VII when Prince of Wales

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1859
NPG Ax47004


King Edward VII when Prince of Wales

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1862 (circa 1859)
NPG x12782


King Edward VII when Prince of Wales

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1859
NPG x12783


King Edward VII

by Alfred Crowquill (Alfred Henry Forrester), after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print with pen and ink drawing, 1859
NPG x132840


King Edward VII

by William Henry Southwell
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860
NPG Ax24149


King Edward VII

by Disdéri
gelatin carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax17913

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