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Wallis, Duchess of Windsor (1896-1986), Wife of Duke of Windsor

Sitter in 194 portraits
Born Elizabeth Wallis Warfield in Pennsylvania, she married Earl Winfield Spencer, Jr in 1916. Divorced in 1927, she married Ernest Simpson in 1928. They met Edward, Prince of Wales in London in 1931. When the Prince became King, his insistence on marrying the twice-divorced American precipitated a constitutional crisis that led to his abdication in 1936. He was created Duke of Windsor and the couple married soon after. The couple settled in Paris after the war.

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P332

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Bertram Park
chlorobromide cream-toned print, 1931
NPG P332

P870(15)

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on tissue and card mount, 1935
NPG P870(15)

P263

Wallis at the Window

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1937
NPG P263

P490(90)

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1971
NPG P490(90)

x20685

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1935
NPG x20685

x25934

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1935
NPG x25934

x25935

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1935
NPG x25935

x25937

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1935
NPG x25937

x25938

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1935
NPG x25938

x25939

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1935
NPG x25939

x34892

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
print, 1935
NPG x34892

x34893

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
print, 1935
NPG x34893

x35943

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
print, 1935
NPG x35943

x25936

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
toned bromide print, 1935
NPG x25936

x194344

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Fayer
vintage bromide print, December 1936
NPG x194344

x194345

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Fayer
vintage bromide print, December 1936
NPG x194345

x194338

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor; Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by ACME Newspictures, Inc.
bromide press print, 7 May 1937
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x194338

x197411

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Cecil Beaton
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 1937
NPG x197411

x40401

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on card mount, 1937
NPG x40401

x134789

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 16 February 1939
NPG x134789

x34898

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
cream-toned bromide print on tissue and white card mount, 5 November 1943
NPG x34898

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