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

Sitter associated with 447 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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Ax54512

King Edward VII

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 20 June 1861
NPG Ax54512

Ax196508

King Edward VII

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, August 1861
NPG Ax196508

Ax9752

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

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

Ax196503

King Edward VII

by Ferdinand Jean de la Ferté Joubert
albumen print, 3 September 1862
NPG Ax196503

Ax9754

Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII

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

x38287

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

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

x132823

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

x95845

King Edward VII

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

x95850

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

Ax197508

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by Carl Backofen
albumen cabinet card, 1880s
NPG Ax197508

Ax197507

King Edward VII as a Bencher of the Middle Temple

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

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; Princess Maud, Queen of Norway; Queen Alexandra

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