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William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley

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William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, by Unknown artist, 1590s - NPG 4881 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, 1590s
88 1/4 in. x 55 1/4 in. (2230 mm x 1403 mm)
Purchased, 1972
Primary Collection
NPG 4881


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Burghley is shown in this portrait holding the white rod of the Lord High Treasurer. He wears a cameo of Queen Elizabeth I on his hat.

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  • MacLeod, Catherine, Tudor and Jacobean Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery Collection at Montacute House, 1999, p. 15
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 89