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King Edward VII (1841-1910), Reigned 1901-10

Sitter associated with 408 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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Ax24157

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by François Deron
albumen carte-de-visite, 9 September 1862
NPG Ax24157

Ax24158

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by Ghemar Frères
albumen carte-de-visite, 9 September 1862
NPG Ax24158

Ax46732

Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII

by Ghemar Frères
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 9 September 1862
NPG Ax46732

x14384

Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII

by Ghemar Frères
albumen carte-de-visite, 9 September 1862
NPG x14384

x14385

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by Ghemar Frères
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 9 September 1862
NPG x14385

x11821

King Edward VII

by Ghemar Frères, published by Samuel E. Poulton
albumen carte-de-visite, 1862
NPG x11821

Ax46749

King Edward VII when Prince of Wales

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 1862
NPG Ax46749

Ax24159

Royal family group

by François Deron, published by Samuel E. Poulton
albumen carte-de-visite, 9 September 1862
NPG Ax24159

x131221

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

after Ghemar Frères
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863 (September 1862)
NPG x131221

x46575

King Edward VII

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1862
NPG x46575

x14383

King Edward VII

by Ghemar Frères
albumen print on paper mount, 1862
NPG x14383

x14380

King Edward VII when Prince of Wales

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print on Imperial cabinet card mount, 1862
NPG x14380

x14381

King Edward VII when Prince of Wales

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print on Imperial cabinet card mount, 1862
NPG x14381

x132822

King Edward VII

by and after an engraving by Émile Desmaisons
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
NPG x132822

x11819

King Edward VII

by Ferdinand Jean de la Ferté Joubert
albumen carte-de-visite, 3 September 1862
NPG x11819

Ax24156

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 18 March 1863
NPG Ax24156

Ax24438

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra; George I, King of Greece

by Southwell Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, October 1863
NPG Ax24438

Ax46759

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra; George I, King of Greece

by Southwell Brothers
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, October 1863
NPG Ax46759

Ax46733

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 18 March 1863
NPG Ax46733

x11818

King Edward VII

by Stephen Thompson, published by Victor Delarue
albumen carte-de-visite, September 1863
NPG x11818