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King Edward VII

(1841-1910), Reigned 1901-10

Sitter associated with 497 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, published by The Graphic, after  Emil Fuchs - NPG D33847

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.') - NPG D42283

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 - NPG D33848

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') - NPG D9538

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 - NPG D33849

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 - NPG D33852

King Edward VII

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

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King Edward VII when Prince of Wales

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print, 1859
NPG Ax26211

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King Edward VII when Prince of Wales

by John Watkins
albumen print, circa 1860
NPG Ax7265

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King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

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

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King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by Ghémar Frères
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG x14386

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King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by Ghémar Frères
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG x14387

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King Edward VII

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 20 June 1861
NPG Ax54512

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King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by Ghémar Frères
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 9 September 1862
NPG Ax9752

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Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII

by Ghémar Frères
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG Ax9754

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King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x38287

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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

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

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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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