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

Sitter associated with 414 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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D33836

King Edward VII

by George Zobel, published by Henry Graves & Co, after Henry Weigall
mezzotint, published 1 March 1865
NPG D33836

D42970

Queen Victoria; Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha; King Edward VII when Prince of Wales

after Unknown artist
embossed chromolithographic 'scrap', late 19th century
NPG D42970

D23032

King Edward VII

by Faustin Betbeder ('Faustin')
chromolithograph, 1874
NPG D23032

D33843

'HRH The Prince of Wales in India' (King Edward VII)

after Alfred William Hunt
chromoxylograph, circa 1875-1876
NPG D33843

D42831

Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII

by and printed by Thomas Packer, published by Hopwood & Crew
chromolithograph, circa 1875
NPG D42831

D33850

King Edward VII

by Charles Albert Waltner
etching, published 1878
NPG D33850

D33661

Key to 'Royal Family Group, 1874' (Queen Victoria with her family)

after Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, after Unknown artist
ink on acetate, (1881)
NPG D33661

D33842

King Edward VII

by Maclure & Macdonald, after Andrew Maclure
chromolithograph, published 11 November 1882
NPG D33842

D33844

'HRH The Prince of Wales at Marlborough House' (King Edward VII)

supplement to The Graphic, after Sydney Prior Hall
wood engraving, published 1886
NPG D33844

D33846

King Edward VII

published by F. Barsotti, after Michele Gordigiani
photographic print, (1886)
NPG D33846

D32963

King Edward VII

published by William Heinemann, after Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson
lithographic reproduction of a hand-coloured woodcut, published 1899
NPG D32963

D10875

King Edward VII

published by William Heinemann, after Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson
lithographic reproduction of a hand-coloured woodcut, published 1899
NPG D10875

D33851

King Edward VII

published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, after Isaac Snowman
photogravure, published 1902
NPG D33851

D33847

King Edward VII

published by The Graphic, after Emil Fuchs
colour halftone, published December 1903 (1903)
NPG D33847