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Detail from showing paintings hanging on the wall of Buckingham House
Royal Portraiture

The Royal Collection holds royal portraits from visual works to decorative arts


Box commemorating Edward VII's return to health


RCIN 22407

This portrait of Edward VII (r.1901–10) was printed on the lid of a small enamel box to celebrate the King's return to health in 1902. Popular portraits could be printed on a range of materials as keepsakes to record an important event. Small boxes with portraits of monarchs were popular from the eighteenth until the twentieth century.

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