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

Sitter associated with 386 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 and after an engraving by Emile 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

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

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King Edward VII

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

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King Edward VII

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

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

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

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King Edward VII

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

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King Edward VII when Prince of Wales

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, 17 July 1876; published 1876
NPG Ax17475

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King Edward VII

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
woodburytype carte-de-visite, 1878?
NPG x197192

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King Edward VII

by Boning & Small (Robert Boning & Charles James Small)
albumen print, 1880s
NPG x197190

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King Edward VII

by Walery, published by Sampson Low & Co
carbon print on card mount, published December 1889
NPG Ax38313

Ax14727

King Edward VII when Prince of Wales

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1890
NPG Ax14727

x7935

King Edward VII

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, circa 1890
NPG x7935

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King Edward VII

by Thomas Heinrick Voigt
bromide print, circa 1896
NPG x35073