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

Sitter associated with 410 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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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


King Edward VII as Grand Prior of the Order of St John of Jerusalem

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
photogravure, 1897
NPG Ax41004


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

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


King Edward VII with his racehorse 'Persimmon'

by Lascelles
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 30 May 1900
NPG x137348


Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany and King of Prussia; King Edward VII

by Unknown photographer
vintage postcard print, 1900s
NPG x197672


King Edward VII

by Gunn & Stuart
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 26 January 1901
NPG x136698


King Edward VII

by Swaine, after William Edward Downey, for W. & D. Downey
halftone reproduction tear sheet, 14 February 1901, published 18 May 1901
NPG x136700


King Edward VII

by John Lemmon Russell
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 2 February 1901
NPG x137493


Queen Victoria's Funeral Cortège

copy by Elliott & Fry, after James Russell & Sons
whole-plate glass negative, 4 February 1901
NPG x182186


King Edward VII

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
silver gelatine printing-out paper cabinet card, 1901
NPG x197435


King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra with the children of King George V

by Frederick William Ralph, published by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card, 1901
NPG x197447


King Edward VII

by Thomas Bond Sims, for James Russell & Sons
albumen cabinet card, October 1902
NPG x197436


King Edward VII and others

by James Russell & Sons
dry-plate glass negative, 23 November 1904
NPG x8461


King George V; Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII); King George VI; King Edward VII

by Queen Alexandra, published by A.V.N. Jones & Co
vintage halftone postcard print, August 1905, published circa 1908
NPG x197336


'The King and the Kaiser'

by T.B. Voigt
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 25 August 1906
NPG x197331


'King Edward & His Empire Builders'

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
vintage postcard print, circa 1907
NPG x197883


Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII

by Baron Adolph de Meyer
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 11 July 1908
NPG x136701