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King George VI (1895-1952), Reigned 1936-52

Sitter associated with 455 portraits
The second son of George V and Queen Mary, he served in the navy (1909-17), and qualified as a pilot in the Royal Air Force in 1919. He was President of the Industrial Welfare Society, an area of special concern. He married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in 1923. He became King on the abdication of his brother Edward VIII in 1936. He and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother were held in great affection by the population for the courage and sense of duty they showed during the War. Following his death in 1952, he was succeeded by his eldest daughter who became Queen Elizabeth II.

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x38054

Princess Margaret; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; King George VI

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1951
NPG x38054

x38055

King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 1951
NPG x38055

x38056

King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1951
NPG x38056

x38057

Princess Margaret; King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 1951
NPG x38057

x38058

Princess Margaret; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; King George VI

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 1951
NPG x38058

x38059

King George VI

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 1951
NPG x38059

x38061

Princess Margaret; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; King George VI

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 1951
NPG x38061

x38062

Princess Margaret; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; King George VI

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 1951
NPG x38062

x38063

King George VI

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1951
NPG x38063

x193002

King George VI; Prince Charles

published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
vintage postcard print, November 1951, published 1952
NPG x193002

x176887

King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Margaret

copied by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 24 May 1967
NPG x176887

D9197

King George VI

by (Hewitt) Henry Rayner
drypoint, 1939
NPG D9197