Nasser al-Din, Shah of Persia, King Edward VII and unidentified others

1 portrait of Nasser al-Din, Shah of Persia

Nasser al-Din, Shah of Persia, King Edward VII and unidentified others, by W. & D. Downey, 1873? - NPG x197198 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Nasser al-Din, Shah of Persia, King Edward VII and unidentified others

by W. & D. Downey
woodburytype carte-de-visite, 1873?
2 1/2 in. x 4 in. (63 mm x 103 mm) overall
Given by Terence Pepper, 2014
Photographs Collection
NPG x197198


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  • W. & D. Downey (active 1855-1940). Artist associated with 922 portraits.

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Chris Nicholls

12 November 2015, 13:31

As you rightly say Edward VII reigned from 1901 and Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar died in 1896. But technically this is a photograph of Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar and the Prince of Wales, not King Edward VII, because he would not be crowned for a further five years.

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