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

Sitter associated with 436 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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x193253

King Edward VII

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

x182186

Queen Victoria's Funeral Cortège

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

x193100

King Edward VII

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), published by Andrew & George Taylor
bromide postcard print, 1902
NPG x193100

x193241

Princess Victoria of Wales; King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1903
NPG x193241

x196900

King Edward VII

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), published by Rapid Photo Co
bromide postcard print, 1903
NPG x196900

x196901

King Edward VII

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1903
NPG x196901

x196903

Group including King Edward VII and Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy

by Unknown photographer
bromide postcard print, April 1903
NPG x196903

x196904

Group including King Edward VII and Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy

by Unknown photographer
bromide postcard print, April 1903
NPG x196904

x8461

King Edward VII and others

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

x196910

'Royal Shooting Party, Windsor, 1906'

after Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston)
bromide postcard print, 1906
NPG x196910

x197883

'King Edward & His Empire Builders'

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

x196902

King Edward VII

published by American Post Card Co
bromide postcard print, late 1900s
NPG x196902

x196905

'The King at Bangor' (including King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra)

by Unknown photographer
bromide postcard print, July 1907
NPG x196905

x196907

Edward VII and the Prince of Wales hunting (King George V; King Edward VII)

by Unknown photographer
platinotype postcard print, late 1900s
NPG x196907

x136701

Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII

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

x193081

'The Great Event of 1908. The King Opening the Olympic Games'

published by E. Alexander Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1908
NPG x193081

x45955

Group including King Edward VII

by William Booty
bromide print, 26 May 1909
NPG x45955

x193088

'The King's Derby'

after William Booty
bromide postcard print, (26 May 1909)
NPG x193088