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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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x25926

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 2 June 1943
NPG x25926

x34899

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on tissue and card mount, 5 November 1943
NPG x34899

x33573

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

by Dorothy Wilding
cream-toned bromide proof print, 7 February 1955
NPG x33573

x33568

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor; Edward, Duke of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
cream-toned bromide print, 7 February 1955
NPG x33568

x33570

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor; Edward, Duke of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
cream-toned bromide print, 7 February 1955
NPG x33570

x29433

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 7 February 1955
NPG x29433

x26039

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

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, December 1960
NPG x26039

x195061

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 20 June 1964
NPG x195061

x128487

Duchess of Windsor; Edward, Duke of Windsor

by Thomas Patrick John Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield
archival inkjet print, September 1967
NPG x128487

6416

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Gerald Leslie Brockhurst
oil on canvas, 1939
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6416

P604

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Irving Penn
bromide print, 1948
NPG P604

x25984

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x25984

x25985

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x25985

x29435

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x29435

x137774

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Horst P. Horst
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 15 December 1937
NPG x137774

x197411

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

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

x25927

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 2 June 1943
NPG x25927