King Edward VII (1841-1910) as Prince of Wales

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Other
    City: other locations abroad

    Edward VII carries a plumed hat, indicating his status as Prince of Wales, in this portrait engraving, published in 1879.

  • About the artist
    Heinrich von Angeli was born in Sopron, Austria. He moved to Vienna in 1853 to live with his uncle. In 1854 he enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and moved to Dusseldorf two years later to study under Friedrich von Amerling. From 1859 to 1862 he produced history paintings in Munich. He then returned to Vienna, where he exhibited at the World Fair. He moved to Italy in 1871, turning to genre and portrait painting. He received portrait commissions from the courts of Vienna, St. Petersburg and London. He became a professor of the Academy of Fine Arts and President of the Künstlerhaus in Vienna. He remained in Vienna (occasionally sending work to the Royal Academy or Grosvenor Gallery in London) until his death at the age of 85.
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    Materials & Techniques
    mezzotint
  • Details
    Title
    King Edward VII (1841-1910) as Prince of Wales
    Date
    published 6 March 1879
    Medium
    Mezzotint
    Acquisition
    Purchased from F B Daniell & Son, June 1958
    GAC number
    4654