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Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

(1563-1612), Statesman

Sitter associated with 21 portraits
Robert Cecil was son of William Cecil, Lord Burghley. He was Secretary of State (1596-1608), and secured the succession of James VI of Scotland to the English throne in 1603. Created Baron, Viscount and Earl in three years (1603-5), he built Hatfield House, and died deeply in debt. King James called him his 'little beagle'; he was also known as 'the crook-backed Earl'.

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Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, by John De Critz the Elder - NPG 107

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

by John De Critz the Elder
oil on panel, 1602
NPG 107

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, after John De Critz the Elder - NPG 1115

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

after John De Critz the Elder
oil on panel, 19th century?
NPG 1115

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, by H. Stock, published by  Compton Holland - NPG D20084

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

by H. Stock, published by Compton Holland
engraving, circa 1618
NPG D20084

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, by Magdalena de Passe, or by  Willem de Passe - NPG D20935

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

by Magdalena de Passe, or by Willem de Passe
line engraving, 1620
NPG D20935

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, after Unknown artist - NPG D25762

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D25762

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, published by John & Paul Knapton - NPG D25759

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

published by John & Paul Knapton
line engraving, published 1747
NPG D25759

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, by Thomas Chambers (Chambars) - NPG D25764

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

by Thomas Chambers (Chambars)
line engraving, 1757
NPG D25764

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, printed and published by John Thane - NPG D25760

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

printed and published by John Thane
line engraving, late 18th-early 19th century
NPG D25760

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, by Joseph John Jenkins, after  Federico Zuccaro - NPG D25758

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

by Joseph John Jenkins, after Federico Zuccaro
stipple engraving, early to mid 19th century
NPG D25758

Unknown man engraved as Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, by Richard Earlom, published by  Samuel Woodburn - NPG D31752

Unknown man engraved as Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

by Richard Earlom, published by Samuel Woodburn
mezzotint, published 1811
NPG D31752

Unknown man engraved as Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, by Richard Earlom, published by  Samuel Woodburn - NPG D25761

Unknown man engraved as Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

by Richard Earlom, published by Samuel Woodburn
mezzotint, published 1811
NPG D25761

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, by Henry Bone, after  John De Critz the Elder - NPG D17109

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

by Henry Bone, after John De Critz the Elder
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, December 1812
NPG D17109

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, published by George Smeeton - NPG D25763

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

published by George Smeeton
stipple engraving, published 1 August 1814
NPG D25763

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, by Charles Picart, published by  Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by  Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after  William Hilton, after  Federico Zuccaro - NPG D25757

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

by Charles Picart, published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after William Hilton, after Federico Zuccaro
stipple engraving, published 1 March 1820
NPG D25757

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Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

by Magdalena de Passe, or by Willem de Passe
line engraving, 1620
NPG D33772

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Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

published by John & Paul Knapton
line engraving, published 1747
NPG D40026

Web image not currently available

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

by Charles Picart, published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after William Hilton, after Federico Zuccaro
stipple engraving, published 1 March 1820
NPG D40025

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