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King Edward VII

(1841-1910), Reigned 1901-10

Sitter associated with 502 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, published by The Graphic, after  Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes - NPG D33852

King Edward VII

published by The Graphic, after Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes
relief halftone, published 11 May 1910 (8 May 1910)
NPG D33852

King Edward VII ('The Pacification of Europe.

King Edward VII ('The Pacification of Europe.")

by 'XIT'
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 12 May 1912
NPG D45556

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King Edward VII when Prince of Wales

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print, 1859
NPG Ax26211

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King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by James Russell & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG Ax17912

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King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by Ghémar Frères
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG x14386

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King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by Ghémar Frères
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG x14387

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King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

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

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King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by Ghémar Frères
albumen carte-de-visite, 9 September 1862
NPG x196245

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Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII

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

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King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

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

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King Edward VII

by and after an engraving by Émile Desmaisons
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
NPG x132823

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King Edward VII

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

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King Edward VII

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1874
NPG x95850

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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

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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