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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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D33838

King Edward VII

by William Henry Simmons, after John Whitehead Walton, published by Henry Graves & Co
mixed-method engraving, 1863
NPG D33838

D33839

King Edward VII

by Julius Ludwig Sebbers, printed by Day & Son, published by Joseph Hogarth, after A. Joubert
lithograph, published 14 October 1863
NPG D33839

D33840

King Edward VII

by William Holl Jr, published by John Mitchell, after Mayall & Co
line and stipple engraving, published 24 March 1863
NPG D33840

D33841

King Edward VII

by William Holl Jr, published by John Mitchell, after Mayall & Co
line and stipple engraving, published 24 March 1863 (14 March 1863)
NPG D33841

D19684

King Edward VII

by William Holl Jr, published by John Mitchell, after Mayall & Co
line and stipple engraving, published 24 March 1863
NPG D19684

D33935

Queen Alexandra; Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale; King Edward VII

by William Holl Jr, after Vernon Heath
stipple and line engraving, published 1864
NPG D33935

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

D43613

King Edward VII ('The Prince')

by James Jacques Tissot
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 8 November 1873
NPG D43613

D23032

King Edward VII

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

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