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Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn

(1767-1820), Soldier; son of George III; father of Queen Victoria

Sitter associated with 17 portraits
Fourth son of George III and father of Queen Victoria. In 1789, he was made colonel of the 7th Royal Fusiliers but abused his position, returning to England from the Continent without leave. His father sent him to Gibraltar where, disgraced, he served as an ordinary officer. In 1802, he was promoted to Governor of Gibraltar to restore discipline but his harsh methods sparked off a mutiny and he was recalled to England. A womaniser, Edward had an illegitimate daughter with one of his many mistresses. In 1818, however, he married Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. The huge debts he left the Royal family at his death were later paid off using Queen Victoria's royal income.

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Probably Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, by Ignatius Joseph van den Berghe, after  Pierre Noel Violet, and by and published by  Michelangelo Pergolesi - NPG D33358

Probably Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn

by Ignatius Joseph van den Berghe, after Pierre Noel Violet, and by and published by Michelangelo Pergolesi
line engraving and etching, published 26 July 1792
NPG D33358

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, by Thomas Cheesman, after  Robert Muller - NPG D21134

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn

by Thomas Cheesman, after Robert Muller
stipple engraving, published 1806 (1799)
NPG D21134

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, by and published by William Say, after  Sir William Beechey - NPG D11358

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn

by and published by William Say, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint, published 14 July 1808
NPG D11358

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, by and published by William Skelton, after  Sir William Beechey - NPG D33292

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn

by and published by William Skelton, after Sir William Beechey
line engraving, published 1815
NPG D33292

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, by and published by William Skelton, after  Sir William Beechey - NPG D19586

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn

by and published by William Skelton, after Sir William Beechey
line engraving heightened with white, published 1815
NPG D19586

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, after Sir William Beechey - NPG D8034

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn

after Sir William Beechey
hand-coloured stipple engraving, (1818)
NPG D8034

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, by Thomas Wright, after  George Dawe - NPG D10701

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn

by Thomas Wright, after George Dawe
stipple engraving, published 1819
NPG D10701

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, by George Sanders, published by  Henry Graves & Co, after  Thomas Gainsborough - NPG D8032

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn

by George Sanders, published by Henry Graves & Co, after Thomas Gainsborough
mezzotint, published 1877
NPG D8032

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, by George Sanders, after  Thomas Gainsborough - NPG D8033

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn

by George Sanders, after Thomas Gainsborough
mezzotint, published 1877
NPG D8033

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Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn

by Thomas Engleheart
wax relief, 1786
NPG 207

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Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn

by Edward Scriven, published by John Bell, after Henry Edridge
stipple and line engraving, published circa 1777-1811
NPG D15686

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'The beautiful Genevese and the royal soldier' (Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn)

published by Archibald Hamilton Jr
etching, published 1 March 1790
NPG D16073

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Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn

by Thomas Cheesman, published by Edward Harding, after Johann Sebastian Müller
stipple engraving, published 19 May 1806
NPG D19261

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Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn

by and published by William Skelton, after Sir William Beechey
line engraving, published 1815
NPG D21554

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