John Singer Sargent's King Edward VII on his Death-Bed
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King Edward VII on his Death-Bed
Commissioned for the Royal Collection 1910
Collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Charcoal on Paper
44 x 58.8 (17 5/8 x 23 1/8 in)
Signed and dated (top left and right): John S. Sargent May 8th 1910
 Jpg: Friend of the JSS Gallery
King Edward VII (r. 1901-1910) was the eldest son of Queen Victoria. Born in 1841, he became king upon her death in 1901.

He married Princess Alexandra (1844-1925) daughter of Christian IX of Denmark.

Edward and Alexandra had five children who lived to grow up: 

1) Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence died in 1892

2) Prince George Frederick, who became King George V upon his father's death 
(r. 1910-1936).

3) Princess Louisa Victoria, who married the Duke of Fife. Thier daughter would marry in 1913 to Prince Arthur of Connaught (Sargent drew him in 1911)

4) Princess Victoria Alexandra

5) and Princess Maude Charlotte, who married Prince Charles of Denmark, later King Haakon VII of Norway.

Special thanks to Matt Davies, of Kansas City, a friend of the JSS Gallery, for sending me a note regarding this image.  

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By:  Natasha Wallace
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