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King George V

(1865-1936), Reigned 1910-36

Sitter in 440 portraits
As the second son of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, George V had not expected to become king. He had enjoyed a long and successful career in the Navy before his accession in 1910. His conscientious and unpretentious approach to his duties as king provided stability during an unsettled period, which included the First World War and the Great Depression. He was the first monarch to use the medium of radio to speak to the nation.

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'Souvenir of the Royal Wedding, July 6th 1893', by Unknown photographer - NPG P1700(1c)

'Souvenir of the Royal Wedding, July 6th 1893'

by Unknown photographer
halftone reproduction, 1893
NPG P1700(1c)

King George V; Queen Mary, by W. & D. Downey - NPG P1700(2a)

King George V; Queen Mary

by W. & D. Downey
albumen print, 6 July 1893
NPG P1700(2a)

'Wedding group', by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG P1700(2c)

'Wedding group'

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
albumen print, 6 July 1893
NPG P1700(2c)

Encaenia at the University of Oxford, by Unknown photographer - NPG P1700(43)

Encaenia at the University of Oxford

by Unknown photographer
printing-out paper print, 21 June 1899
NPG P1700(43)

King George V, by Unknown photographer - NPG P1700(57c)

King George V

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, circa 1901
NPG P1700(57c)

Royal Group including King George V and four of his children, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG P500

Royal Group including King George V and four of his children

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
glossy purple brown-toned bromide print on green mount, 9 November 1902
NPG P500

King George V, by Sir Henry Maximilian ('Max') Beerbohm - NPG 6308

King George V

by Sir Henry Maximilian ('Max') Beerbohm
pencil and watercolour, 1911
NPG 6308

The Royal Family at Buckingham Palace, 1913, by Sir John Lavery - NPG 1745

The Royal Family at Buckingham Palace, 1913

by Sir John Lavery
oil on canvas, 1913
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1745

King George V, reduced copy by Lance Calkin - NPG 4604

King George V

reduced copy by Lance Calkin
oil on canvas, (circa 1914)
NPG 4604

King George V, by Solomon Joseph Solomon - NPG 5423

King George V

by Solomon Joseph Solomon
oil on panel, 1914
NPG 5423

King George V, by Sir Oswald Birley - NPG 4013

King George V

by Sir Oswald Birley
oil on canvas, circa 1933
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4013

King George V, by Felix Weiss - NPG 2796

King George V

by Felix Weiss
bronze bust, 1935
NPG 2796

King George V, by Frederic Whiting - NPG 5094

King George V

by Frederic Whiting
oil on canvas, exhibited 1936
NPG 5094

Queen Alexandra; King George V, by Hills & Saunders - NPG Ax46743

Queen Alexandra; King George V

by Hills & Saunders
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, July 1865
NPG Ax46743

King George V; Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, by United Association of Photography Limited - NPG Ax24187

King George V; Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale

by United Association of Photography Limited
wothlytype carte-de-visite, 1866
NPG Ax24187

King George V, by United Association of Photography Limited - NPG Ax46741

King George V

by United Association of Photography Limited
hand-coloured wothlytype carte-de-visite, 1866
NPG Ax46741

King Edward VII and his family, by James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax24162

King Edward VII and his family

by James Russell & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, July 1867
NPG Ax24162

King Edward VII and his family, by James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax24163

King Edward VII and his family

by James Russell & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, July 1867
NPG Ax24163

King Edward VII and his family, by W. & D. Downey - NPG x3611

King Edward VII and his family

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, Autumn 1868
NPG x3611

King Edward VII and his family, by W. & D. Downey - NPG x15160

King Edward VII and his family

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, Autumn 1868
NPG x15160

King Edward VII and his family, by W. & D. Downey - NPG x20133

King Edward VII and his family

by W. & D. Downey
albumen cabinet card, Autumn 1868
NPG x20133

Alexandra of Denmark with her children, by Unknown photographer - NPG x45222

Alexandra of Denmark with her children

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, circa 1869
NPG x45222

Royal family group in Denmark, by Unknown photographer - NPG x136648

Royal family group in Denmark

by Unknown photographer
printing-out paper print, circa 1873
NPG x136648

Alexandra of Denmark with her children, by Georg Emil Hansen - NPG x131190

Alexandra of Denmark with her children

by Georg Emil Hansen
albumen carte-de-visite, August 1874
NPG x131190

Alexandra of Denmark with her children, by Georg Emil Hansen - NPG x136646

Alexandra of Denmark with her children

by Georg Emil Hansen
printing-out paper print, August 1874
NPG x136646

The children of King Edward VII, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x129650

The children of King Edward VII

by Alexander Bassano
bromide press print, 1875
NPG x129650

The children of King Edward VII, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x104919

The children of King Edward VII

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1875
NPG x104919

The children of King Edward VII, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x137237

The children of King Edward VII

by Alexander Bassano
bromide print, 1875
NPG x137237

The children of King Edward VII, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96037

The children of King Edward VII

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1875
NPG x96037

King George V, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96092

King George V

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1875
NPG x96092

King George V, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96093

King George V

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1875
NPG x96093

King George V, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96094

King George V

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1875
NPG x96094

King George V, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96095

King George V

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1875
NPG x96095

King George V, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96096

King George V

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass collodion negative, 1875
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x96096

King George V, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96097

King George V

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1875
NPG x96097

King George V, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96098

King George V

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1875
NPG x96098

King George V, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96099

King George V

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1875
NPG x96099

King George V, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96100

King George V

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1875
NPG x96100

King George V, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96101

King George V

by Alexander Bassano
quarter-plate glass negative, 1875
NPG x96101

King George V, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96102

King George V

by Alexander Bassano
quarter-plate glass negative, 1875
NPG x96102

King George V, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96103

King George V

by Alexander Bassano
quarter-plate glass negative, 1875
NPG x96103

King George V, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96104

King George V

by Alexander Bassano
quarter-plate glass negative, 1875
NPG x96104

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