King Edward VII
50 of 50 portraits matching these criteria:
- set matching 'Scharf cartes-de-visite, (Royal Family, vol I)'
King Edward VII
by Charles Bergamasco
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1870s
3 1/2 in. x 2 1/4 in. (90 mm x 56 mm) image size
Given by Algernon Graves, 1916
Sitterback to top
- King Edward VII (1841-1910), Reigned 1901-10. Sitter associated with 505 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Charles Bergamasco (active 1860s-1870s), Photographer. Artist associated with 12 portraits.
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