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King Edward VII

(1841-1910), Reigned 1901-10

Sitter associated with 505 portraits
Edward was Queen Victoria's eldest son but she favoured his brother Arthur. As a child he struggled with education and, in a bid to present Prince Albert as the leading male royal figure, Edward as Prince of Wales was excluded from most public duties. After the death of Albert he was allowed to perform ceremonial duties but was still kept out of the running of the country. Following his marriage to Princess Alexandra of Denmark in 1863, he took up residence at Marlborough House, which became a centre of high society glamour, and devoted his time to sports and entertainment. Despite remaining aloof from politics, his popularity increased during his reign, as Britain experienced expansion and prosperity.

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Royal group at Balmoral, by Robert Milne - NPG P1700(24d)

Royal group at Balmoral

by Robert Milne
albumen print, September 1896
NPG P1700(24d)

King Edward VII, by Sydney March - NPG 2019

King Edward VII

by Sydney March
electrotype of bust, 1924, based on a work of 1901
On display in Room 19 on Floor 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2019

King Edward VII, replica by Luke Fildes - NPG 1691

King Edward VII

replica by Luke Fildes
oil on canvas, 1902-1912, based on a work of 1902
NPG 1691

King Edward VII, possibly by W. & D. Downey - NPG P1700(62a)

King Edward VII

possibly by W. & D. Downey
albumen print, 9 August 1902
NPG P1700(62a)

'The Crowned King & Queen Leaving the Abbey', by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG P1700(64)

'The Crowned King & Queen Leaving the Abbey'

by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
printing-out paper print, 9 August 1902
NPG P1700(64)

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