[King George VI [as Prince Albert].] Printed post card of portrait photograph by Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy), with [facsimile?] signature ‘Albert’.

King George VI [as Prince Albert]; Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy) (1876-1955), photographer
King George VI [as Prince Albert)
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[Part of a photoshoot by Olive Edis, England, 1920.]
SKU: 25482

A very nice print in grey tones. Landscape: 7.5 x 13 cm. With the words ‘POST CARD’ printed on the reverse. Image in very good condition; traces of black paper mount adhering to the reverse. A head and shoulders shot of the future king, taken from the left, with right shoulder slightly forwards, face turned to the right and eyes staring vacantly ahead over the viewer’s right shoulder. Clean-shaven with parting on left; arms folded across chest, smartly attired in double-breasted check lounge suit with white shirt and ‘oriental-knot’ tie. The National Portrait Gallery has several other shots from this 1920 shoot by Olive Edis, but not, it would seem, this one. At the foot of the image is the good firm signature ‘Albert’, but the quality of the printing, and the fact that no other copy of the item has been located, raises the possibility that this is a very good facsimile. A good magnifying glass or other form of magnification should be able to settle the issue. See Image.