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David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter

(1905-1981), Politician and athlete; hurdler

Sitter in 26 portraits
The world's pre-eminent hurdler in the 1920s and star student athlete at Cambridge University, dramatised in the film Chariots of Fire (1981). Lord Burghley, as he was known at the time, won gold for the 400 metres hurdles at the 1928 Amsterdam Games. British Olympic captain at the 1932 and 1936 Games, Burghley was also a Member of Parliament, President of the British Olympic Association (1936-77) and chaired the committee that took just two years to organise the 1948 London Olympic Games.

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David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x122918

David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 September 1924
NPG x122918

David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x122919

David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 September 1924
NPG x122919

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David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter

by Walter Stoneman
whole-plate glass copy negative, copied August 1943 (November 1937)
NPG x188161

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David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter

by Elliott & Fry
quarter-plate glass negative, 9 October 1943
NPG x92449

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David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter

by Elliott & Fry
quarter-plate glass negative, 9 October 1943
NPG x92450

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David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter

by Elliott & Fry
quarter-plate glass negative, 9 October 1943
NPG x92451

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David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter

by Elliott & Fry
quarter-plate glass negative, 9 October 1943
NPG x92452

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David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter

by Elliott & Fry
quarter-plate glass negative, 9 October 1943
NPG x92453

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David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter

by Elliott & Fry
quarter-plate glass negative, 9 October 1943
NPG x92454

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David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter

by Navana Vandyk
whole-plate film negative, 4 November 1949
NPG x97352

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David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter

by Navana Vandyk
whole-plate film negative, 4 November 1949
NPG x97353

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David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter

by Navana Vandyk
whole-plate film negative, 4 November 1949
NPG x97354

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David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter

by Navana Vandyk
whole-plate film negative, 4 November 1949
NPG x97355

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David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter

by Navana Vandyk
whole-plate film negative, 4 November 1949
NPG x97356

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David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter

by Navana Vandyk
whole-plate film negative, 4 November 1949
NPG x97357

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David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter

by Navana Vandyk
whole-plate film negative, 4 November 1949
NPG x97358

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David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter

by Navana Vandyk
half-plate film negative, 4 November 1949
NPG x97359

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David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter

by Navana Vandyk
half-plate film negative, 4 November 1949
NPG x97360

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David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter

by Navana Vandyk
half-plate film negative, 4 November 1949
NPG x97361

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David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter

by Navana Vandyk
half-plate film negative, 4 November 1949
NPG x97378

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David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 14 June 1966
NPG x125962

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