King Edward VII

1 portrait on display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery

King Edward VII, by Alexander Bassano, 1871 - NPG x95847 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

King Edward VII

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1871
Purchased, 1996
Photographs Collection
NPG x95847

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  • King Edward VII (1841-1910), Reigned 1901-1910. Sitter associated with 424 portraits.

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  • Alexander Bassano (1829-1913), Photographer. Artist associated with 2797 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

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Edward's first visit to Bassano's studio increased the firm's fashionable status. Bassano later recalled the visit: 'I was a little timid as to whether I should be able to rise to the occasion. I found my work made easy, however, by the unaffected graciousness of the Prince.'

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