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

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


Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII

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


King Edward VII

by Charles Albert Waltner
etching, published 1878
NPG D33850


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


King Edward VII

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


'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


King Edward VII

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


King Edward VII

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


King Edward VII

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


King Edward VII

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


King Edward VII

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


L'Entente Cordiale (King Edward VII; possibly Émile Loubet)

after Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
line block postcard, circa 1903
NPG D42283


King Edward VII

published by The Graphic, after Philip Tennyson Cole
relief halftone, published 27 July 1907 (1907)
NPG D33848


King Edward VII

after Frederick Drummond Niblett ('Nibs')
coloured print, published 1907 (1906)
NPG D9538


King Edward VII

by L.T. Johnson, published by Henry Graves & Co
stipple and line engraving, published 1910
NPG D33849


King Edward VII

published by The Graphic, after Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes
relief halftone, published 11 May 1910 (8 May 1910)
NPG D33852


King Edward VII when Prince of Wales

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print, 1859
NPG Ax26211


King Edward VII when Prince of Wales

by John Watkins
albumen print, circa 1860
NPG Ax7265


King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by James Russell & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG Ax17912

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