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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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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

x25927

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 2 June 1943
NPG x25927

x25928

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 5 November 1943
NPG x25928

x25933

Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, June 1943
NPG x25933

x25940

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 2 June 1943
NPG x25940

x25941

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 2 June 1943
NPG x25941

x25942

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 2 June 1943
NPG x25942

x25943

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 2 June 1943
NPG x25943

x25944

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 2 June 1943
NPG x25944

x25945

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 2 June 1943
NPG x25945

x25946

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 2 June 1943
NPG x25946

x25947

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 2 June 1943
NPG x25947

x25948

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 2 June 1943
NPG x25948

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