© National Portrait Gallery, London
King George V with his family
by W. & D. Downey Click on the links below to find out more
albumen print, 1906
5 3/4 in. x 4 in. (147 mm x 103 mm) overall
Given by Terence Pepper, 2014
- W. & D. Downey (active 1855-1940). Artist associated with 925 portraits.
- Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII) (1894-1972), Reigned 1936. Sitter in 419 portraits.
- King George V (1865-1936), Reigned 1910-36. Sitter in 473 portraits.
- King George VI (1895-1952), Reigned 1936-52. Sitter associated with 509 portraits.
- Prince George, Duke of Kent (1902-1942), Naval and air force officer; son of King George V. Sitter in 165 portraits.
- Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (1900-1974), Son of George V. Sitter in 179 portraits.
- Prince John (1905-1919), Youngest son of George V. Sitter in 29 portraits.
- Queen Mary (1867-1953), Queen consort of King George V. Sitter in 394 portraits.
- Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood (1897-1965), Princess Royal; daughter of George V. Sitter in 292 portraits.
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