10th Oct, 2023 11:00

Autographs & Memorabilia

Lot 373

Edward VIII, King of the United Kingdom (as Prince of Wales)

Edward VIII, King of the United Kingdom (as Prince of Wales)

Attractive and possibly unique pair of photographs by Bassano of the young Edward VIII when Prince of Wales, the photographs showing the Prince in mirror-like head and shoulders profile poses, each image signed and dated "E.1919" on the front and "David, Aug 1919" on the verso, signed by Bassano and with photographer's pencil marks along the margins, minor silvering to darker portion of the images, housed a green leather case, each 22 x 17cm; together with: a black and white, full length photograph of Freda Dudley Ward holding her two Yorkshire Terriers, signed by Dudley Ward who has also annotated the names of the dogs ('John' and 'Cora'), framed and glazed, back easel now detached, 25 x 20cm; two envelopes addressed to Maud and signed by Edward ('Edward P.') and two printed portrait of the then Prince of Wales, one framed, v.s. (7)

PROVENANCE: the vendor's grandmother was Freda Dudley Ward’s personal maid during her affair with the then Prince of Wales.

Sold for £10,625

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