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

Sitter associated with 415 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 and others

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


'King Edward & His Empire Builders'

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
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


Group including King Edward VII

by William Booty
bromide print, 26 May 1909
NPG x45955


King Edward VII

by Vandyk
glass negative, circa 1910
NPG x32192


King Edward VII

by Unknown photographer
albumen print
NPG Ax26214


King Edward VII

by Unknown photographer
bromide print
NPG Ax27746


Kaiser Wilhelm II; King Edward VII

by Thomas Heinrick Voigt
albumen print
NPG x22217


King Edward VII

by Unknown photographer
albumen print
NPG x32731


King Edward VII when Prince of Wales

by Richard James Lane, after William Frederick Lake Price
lithograph, circa 1858
On display in the Bedroom at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG D31864


King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra; Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale; King George V

by Francis Holl, after Lowes Cato Dickinson
engraving, late 19th century
On display in the Bedroom at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG D31865


King Edward VII ('The Prince')

by James Jacques Tissot
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 8 November 1873
NPG D43613


King Edward VII

by George Zobel, published by Henry Graves & Co, after Heinrich von Angeli
mezzotint, published 6 March 1879
NPG D33845