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

Sitter associated with 408 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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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

x197192

King Edward VII

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

x197433

King Edward VII

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, 1879
NPG x197433

x197190

King Edward VII

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

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

x197437

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

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

x197446

King Edward VII with his family

by Frederick William Ralph
albumen cabinet card, 1888
NPG x197446

Ax38313

King Edward VII

by Walery, published by Sampson Low & Co
carbon print, 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

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

x193302

King Edward VII; Victoria ('Ena'), Queen of Spain; Maud, Queen of Norway; Queen Alexandra

by Gunn & Stuart
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 8 August 1896
NPG x193302

x197448

Haakon VII, King of Norway; Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria, Queen of Norway; Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII

by W. & D. Downey
silver gelatine printing-out paper cabinet card, 1896
NPG x197448

Ax41004

King Edward VII

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
photogravure, 1897
NPG Ax41004

x4072

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne); William Ewart Gladstone; Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII

by George Watmough Webster & Son
printing-out paper print, 1897
NPG x4072