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

Sitter associated with 411 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 Émile Desmaisons
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
NPG x132823

Ax9747

King Edward VII

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

x197567

King Edward VII

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

x197438

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

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

x197569

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

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

Ax17475

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

x197433

King Edward VII

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, 1879
NPG x197433

Ax197508

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by Carl Backofen
albumen cabinet card, 1880s
NPG Ax197508

x197568

King Edward VII

by W. & D. Downey
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 1880s
NPG x197568

x197432

King Edward VII

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, 1882?
NPG x197432

Ax197507

King Edward VII as a Bencher of the Middle Temple

by W. & D. Downey
albumen cabinet card, 1884
NPG Ax197507

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King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by London & County Photographic Co
woodburytype cabinet card, 1887
NPG x197437

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King Edward VII with his family

by Frederick William Ralph
albumen cabinet card, 1888
NPG x197446

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

x35073

King Edward VII

by Thomas Heinrick Voigt
bromide print, circa 1896
NPG x35073

x35074

King Edward VII

by Thomas Heinrick Voigt
bromide print, 1896
NPG x35074