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Edward Cecil, Viscount Wimbledon (1572-1638), Naval and military commander

Sitter in 4 portraits
A military and naval commander, and the grandson of the great Elizabethan statesman, Lord Burghley, Wimbledon served under Elizabeth I, James I and Charles I. He eventually came to be regarded as a great military hero, although several of his naval operations against the Spanish in the 1620s were notable failures. He was a knowledgeable patron of the arts and his portrait was painted on a number of occasions by Miereveldt. He was created Viscount Wimbledon in 1626.

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Edward Cecil, Viscount Wimbledon

by Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt
oil on panel, 1631
NPG 4514

D26110

Edward Cecil, Viscount Wimbledon

by Simon de Passe
line engraving, 1618
NPG D26110

D26111

Edward Cecil, Viscount Wimbledon

published by John Scott, after Simon de Passe
stipple engraving, published 20 May 1806
NPG D26111

D26118

Edward Cecil, Viscount Wimbledon

by Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1806
NPG D26118