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King Edward VII (1841-1910), Reigned 1901-10

Sitter associated with 408 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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Album introductory carte-de-visite with members of the Royal Family

by Ashford Brothers & Co, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and Ghemar Frères, and (Octavius) Charles Watkins, and Émile Desmaisons, and Unknown photographers
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
NPG x197214

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Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII

by Ghemar Frères
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG Ax9754

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King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x38287

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King Edward VII

by and after an engraving by Émile Desmaisons
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
NPG x132823

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Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, Autumn 1863
NPG x197201

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King Edward VII; George I, King of Greece

by Southwell Brothers
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, October 1863
NPG x197202

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King Edward VII

by John Beattie
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG Ax9747

x197191

King Edward VII

by Hills & Saunders
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG x197191

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King Edward VII

by James Russell & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, 1866
NPG x197197

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King Edward VII

by Mondel & Jacob
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s
NPG x197195

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King Edward VII

by Mondel & Jacob
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s
NPG x197196

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King Edward VII

by Disdéri
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s
NPG x197567

x197194

King Edward VII

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1868
NPG x197194

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King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by James Russell & Sons
hand-coloured albumen cabinet card, 1870
NPG x197438

x197199

King Edward VII

by Sarony & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1871
NPG x197199

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King Edward VII as Lord of the Isles

by Arthur James ('A.J.') Melhuish
albumen carte-de-visite, 6 July 1871
NPG x197569

x95845

King Edward VII

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1871?
NPG x95845

x197198

Nasser al-Din, Shah of Persia, King Edward VII and unidentified others

by W. & D. Downey
woodburytype carte-de-visite, 1873?
NPG x197198

x197434

King Edward VII

by Fratelli Vianelli (Giuseppe & Luigi Vianelli)
albumen cabinet card, circa 1873
NPG x197434

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King Edward VII

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1874
NPG x95850