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Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

(1830-1903), Prime Minister

Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

Sitter associated with 81 portraits
Conservative politician who was elected prime minister on three separate occasions: 1885-6, 1886-92 and 1895-1902. Salisbury entered the House of Commons in 1853 as MP for Stamford, Lincolnshire until he was raised to the peerage in 1868. He also served as Secretary of State for India under Disraeli (1874-8) and as Foreign Secretary (1878-80, 1887-92 and 1895-1900). He was a staunch imperialist and an opponent of reforms under liberal governments.

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Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, by John Watkins - NPG Ax18276

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

by John Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1870s
NPG Ax18276

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, by (George) Herbert Watkins - NPG x75845

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1870s
NPG x75845

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, by (George) Herbert Watkins - NPG x75846

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1870s
NPG x75846

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, by John Watkins - NPG x27759

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

by John Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1870s
NPG x27759

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG Ax28462

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1873
NPG Ax28462

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x6853

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card, 1873
NPG x6853

'Politicians - Conservative', published by Hughes & Edmonds - NPG Ax132897

'Politicians - Conservative'

published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen print, published 1876
NPG Ax132897

'Politicians - Conservative', published by Hughes & Edmonds - NPG x132909

'Politicians - Conservative'

published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen carte-de-visite, 1876
NPG x132909

'The European Conference at Constantinople', by George Percival Baker - NPG x138237

'The European Conference at Constantinople'

by George Percival Baker
albumen cabinet card, 1876
NPG x138237

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington - NPG Ax17521

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1877
NPG Ax17521

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG Ax27780

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
woodburytype, published 1881
NPG Ax27780

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x22339

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1882
NPG x22339

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, by Walery - NPG x38819

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

by Walery
photodrawing on card mount, published July 1888
NPG x38819

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, by York & Son, after  Unknown photographer - NPG x3671

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

by York & Son, after Unknown photographer
glass lantern slide, 1890s
NPG x3671

Various politicians and others, by and after Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax139904

Various politicians and others

by and after Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1890s
NPG Ax139904

Various actresses, politicians, philanthropists and others, by and after Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax139922

Various actresses, politicians, philanthropists and others

by and after Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1890s
NPG Ax139922

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x127479

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

by Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print on cream card mount, 1893
NPG x127479

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