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King Edward VII

(1841-1910), Reigned 1901-10

Sitter associated with 498 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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King Edward VII, by (George) Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(150c)

King Edward VII

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

King Edward VII, by George Richmond - NPG 5217

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 - NPG 5487

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 - NPG P22(2)

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 - NPG P22(3)

The Gillies Ball, 1868

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

King Edward VII, by W. & D. Downey - NPG P22(5)

King Edward VII

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

King Edward VII, by George Frederic Watts - NPG 3983

King Edward VII

by George Frederic Watts
chalk, circa 1874
NPG 3983

'Souvenir of the Royal Wedding, July 6th 1893', by Unknown photographer - NPG P1700(1c)

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

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

Royal group at Balmoral, by Robert Milne - NPG P1700(24d)

Royal group at Balmoral

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

King Edward VII, by Sydney March - NPG 2019

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 - NPG P1700(56)

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 - NPG 1691

King Edward VII

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

King Edward VII, possibly by W. & D. Downey - NPG P1700(62a)

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 - NPG P1700(64)

'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 - NPG P720

King Edward VII

by Baron Adolph de Meyer
sepia platinotype, 1904
NPG P720

King Edward VII, by Fred Roe - NPG 4367

King Edward VII

by Fred Roe
pencil, 1905-1906
NPG 4367

King Edward VII, by Philip Tennyson Cole - NPG 5433

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 - NPG P1700(81d)

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 - NPG 3967

King Edward VII

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

King Edward VII, attributed to W. & D. Downey - NPG P420

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 - NPG P1700(96)

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 - NPG x134737

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 - NPG Ax39787

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 - NPG Ax47004

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 - NPG x12782

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 - NPG x12783

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 - NPG x132840

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 - NPG Ax24149

King Edward VII

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

King Edward VII, by Disdéri - NPG Ax17913

King Edward VII

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

Collage of 101 figures, compiled by Cecilia Mary Jocelyn (née Elliot), after  Disdéri, after  John Jabez Edwin Mayall, after  Camille Silvy, and after  Unknown photographers - NPG Ax129160

Collage of 101 figures

compiled by Cecilia Mary Jocelyn (née Elliot), after Disdéri, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall, after Camille Silvy, and after Unknown photographers
albumen print collage, 1860s
NPG Ax129160

King Edward VII, by Hills & Saunders - NPG x14382

King Edward VII

by Hills & Saunders
press print, circa 1860
NPG x14382

King Edward VII when Prince of Wales, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x11822

King Edward VII when Prince of Wales

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860
NPG x11822

King Edward VII, by John Watkins, published by  Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason) - NPG x14379

King Edward VII

by John Watkins, published by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason)
albumen print on publisher's mount, circa 1860
NPG x14379

'Group of Royal Family', by and after John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x132718

'Group of Royal Family'

by and after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite photomontage, early 1860s
NPG x132718

Queen Victoria and her family, by Ashford Brothers & Co, after  John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and  John & Charles Watkins, and  Georg Emil Hansen - NPG x134740

Queen Victoria and her family

by Ashford Brothers & Co, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and John & Charles Watkins, and Georg Emil Hansen
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x134740

'Interiors of Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle and Portraits of the Royal Family of Great Britain', by Ashford Brothers & Co, after  John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and  John & Charles Watkins, and  Georg Emil Hansen - NPG x134741

'Interiors of Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle and Portraits of the Royal Family of Great Britain'

by Ashford Brothers & Co, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and John & Charles Watkins, and Georg Emil Hansen
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x134741

Queen Victoria with her family, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x134742

Queen Victoria with her family

after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x134742

Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse; King Edward VII, by Samuel E. Poulton - NPG x136868

Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse; King Edward VII

by Samuel E. Poulton
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG x136868

King Edward VII; Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x197200

King Edward VII; Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860
NPG x197200

King Edward VII, by John & Charles Watkins - NPG x139658

King Edward VII

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 4 July 1860
NPG x139658

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Queen Victoria and their children, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax9571

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Queen Victoria and their children

after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1861
NPG Ax9571

King Edward VII, by Camille Silvy - NPG x11815

King Edward VII

by Camille Silvy
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 20 June 1861
NPG x11815

King Edward VII, by William Mayland, published by  Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason) - NPG x11820

King Edward VII

by William Mayland, published by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason)
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1861
NPG x11820

King Edward VII, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax54513

King Edward VII

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 20 June 1861
NPG Ax54513

King Edward VII, by Camille Silvy - NPG x6830

King Edward VII

by Camille Silvy
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 20 June 1861
NPG x6830

King Edward VII, by Camille Silvy - NPG x11814

King Edward VII

by Camille Silvy
albumen carte-de-visite, 20 June 1861
NPG x11814

King Edward VII, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax196508

King Edward VII

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, August 1861
NPG Ax196508

King Edward VII, by Ghémar Frères - NPG Ax24150

King Edward VII

by Ghémar Frères
albumen carte-de-visite, September 1862
NPG Ax24150

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