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King Edward VII

(1841-1910), Reigned 1901-10

Sitter associated with 506 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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'Upwards of five hundred photographic portraits of the most celebrated personages of the age', by Frederick Holland Mares, after  Disdéri, and  Camille Silvy, and  Duroni & Murer, and  Émile Desmaisons, and  John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and  Herbert Watkins, and  William Edward Kilburn, and  Horatio Nelson King, and  John & Charles Watkins, and  James  - NPG x139661

'Upwards of five hundred photographic portraits of the most celebrated personages of the age'

by Frederick Holland Mares, after Disdéri, and Camille Silvy, and Duroni & Murer, and Émile Desmaisons, and John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and Herbert Watkins, and William Edward Kilburn, and Horatio Nelson King, and John & Charles Watkins, and James
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x139661

Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x199338

Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
bromide print, 18 March 1863
NPG x199338

King Edward VII, by Robert Jefferson Bingham - NPG Ax24153

King Edward VII

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864
NPG Ax24153

King Edward VII, by Hills & Saunders - NPG Ax24164

King Edward VII

by Hills & Saunders
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG Ax24164

King Edward VII, by Window & Bridge - NPG Ax24167

King Edward VII

by Window & Bridge
embossed diamond cameo albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG Ax24167

Queen Alexandra; Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale; King Edward VII, by Hills & Saunders, published by  A. Marion, Son & Co - NPG Ax46742

Queen Alexandra; Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale; King Edward VII

by Hills & Saunders, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, July 1865
NPG Ax46742

King Edward VII, by John Beattie - NPG Ax9747

King Edward VII

by John Beattie
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG Ax9747

The children of Queen Victoria, by Robert Jefferson Bingham - NPG x131268

The children of Queen Victoria

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
albumen carte-de-visite, August 1865
NPG x131268

King Edward VII, by Hills & Saunders - NPG x197191

King Edward VII

by Hills & Saunders
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG x197191

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra, by Hills & Saunders - NPG Ax24155

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by Hills & Saunders
albumen carte-de-visite, 1866
NPG Ax24155

King Edward VII, by James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax24165

King Edward VII

by James Russell & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, 1866
NPG Ax24165

King Edward VII, by James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax24166

King Edward VII

by James Russell & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1866
NPG Ax24166

King Edward VII, by James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax46771

King Edward VII

by James Russell & Sons
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 1866
NPG Ax46771

King Edward VII when Prince of Wales, by Hills & Saunders - NPG x46998

King Edward VII when Prince of Wales

by Hills & Saunders
albumen carte-de-visite, 1866
NPG x46998

King Edward VII, by James Russell & Sons - NPG x197197

King Edward VII

by James Russell & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, 1866
NPG x197197

King Edward VII, by Sergey Lvovich Levitsky - NPG x6850

King Edward VII

by Sergey Lvovich Levitsky
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1866
NPG x6850

King Edward VII and his family, by James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax24162

King Edward VII and his family

by James Russell & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, July 1867
NPG Ax24162

King Edward VII and his family, by James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax24163

King Edward VII and his family

by James Russell & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, July 1867
NPG Ax24163

King Edward VII, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax24170

King Edward VII

by Unknown photographer
woodburytype, late 1860s-early 1870s
NPG Ax24170

King Edward VII, by Augustin Aimé Joseph Le Jeune - NPG Ax24169

King Edward VII

by Augustin Aimé Joseph Le Jeune
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1867
NPG Ax24169

King Edward VII, by W. & D. Downey - NPG Ax46785

King Edward VII

by W. & D. Downey
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 1867
NPG Ax46785

King Edward VII, by Mondel & Jacob - NPG x197195

King Edward VII

by Mondel & Jacob
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s
NPG x197195

King Edward VII, by Mondel & Jacob - NPG x197196

King Edward VII

by Mondel & Jacob
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s
NPG x197196

King Edward VII, by Disdéri - NPG x197567

King Edward VII

by Disdéri
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s
NPG x197567

King Edward VII and his family, by W. & D. Downey - NPG x3611

King Edward VII and his family

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, Autumn 1868
NPG x3611

King Edward VII and his family, by W. & D. Downey - NPG x15160

King Edward VII and his family

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, Autumn 1868
NPG x15160

King Edward VII and his family, by W. & D. Downey - NPG x20133

King Edward VII and his family

by W. & D. Downey
albumen cabinet card, Autumn 1868
NPG x20133

Royal group at Balmoral, by W. & D. Downey - NPG x3610

Royal group at Balmoral

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, 25 May 1868
NPG x3610

King Edward VII, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x135948

King Edward VII

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1868
NPG x135948

King Edward VII, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x197194

King Edward VII

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1868
NPG x197194

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