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Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830-1903), Prime Minister

Sitter associated with 79 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 Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

by Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt
oil on canvas, 1883
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3242

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

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, related to drawing published in Vanity Fair 20 December 1900
NPG 5004

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

by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
pen and ink, early 1900s
NPG 2861

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

by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
pen and ink, early 1900s
NPG 2862

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

by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
pencil, chalk and wash, early 1900s
NPG 2873

Ax9655

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

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
NPG Ax9655

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