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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; Queen Alexandra

by Carl Backofen
albumen cabinet card, 1880s
NPG Ax197508

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King Edward VII as a Bencher of the Middle Temple

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

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King Edward VII when Prince of Wales

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1890
NPG Ax14727

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King Edward VII

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, circa 1890
NPG x7935

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King Edward VII

by Thomas Heinrick Voigt
bromide print, circa 1896
NPG x35073

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King Edward VII

by Thomas Heinrick Voigt
bromide print, 1896
NPG x35074

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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

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King Edward VII

by Peter Cooke, for Gunn & Stuart, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1900s (1896)
NPG x196429

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Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII

by Peter Cooke, for Gunn & Stuart, published by The Philco Publishing Co
bromide postcard print, published circa 1910 (1896)
NPG x196430

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King Edward VII

by W. & D. Downey, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, published circa 1910 (1897)
NPG x196414

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King Edward VII with his racehorse 'Persimmon'

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

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King Edward VII

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG x193253

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

published by Davidson Brothers, after Unknown photographer, and Gunn & Stuart
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG x196928

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King Edward VII

by Thomas Heinrick Voigt, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG x196402

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King Edward VII

by Thomas Heinrick Voigt, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG x196403

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King Edward VII with his dog Caesar

by George Ward, for Job Pottle
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG x196404

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King Edward VII with his dog Caesar; Queen Alexandra

by Job Pottle
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG x196405

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King Edward VII

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG x196409

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