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

Sitter associated with 409 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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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

x137348

King Edward VII with his racehorse 'Persimmon'

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

x197672

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

by Unknown photographer
vintage postcard print, 1900s
NPG x197672

x136698

King Edward VII

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

x136700

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

x137493

King Edward VII

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

x182186

Queen Victoria's Funeral Cortège

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

x197435

King Edward VII

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

x197447

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

x197436

King Edward VII

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

x8461

King Edward VII and others

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

x197336

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

x197331

'The King and the Kaiser'

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

x136701

Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII

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

x45955

Group including King Edward VII

by William Booty
bromide print, 26 May 1909
NPG x45955