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King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910)

I know my position - Sir! dated Aug 1854

RCIN 980477.z

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Edward Corbould was a favourite tutor to the royal children. This sketchbook is one of two in which he encouraged the Prince of Wales to practise watercolour and penmanship. The artist has drawn a sketch on the left-hand side of each page, which has been copied by the Prince on the right. Here a comical military figure raises a supercilious eyebrow at the viewer. Corbould’s light-hearted approach won him the affection of his pupils.

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