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Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, by Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt, 1883 - NPG 3242 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

by Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt
oil on canvas, 1883
50 1/8 in. x 36 3/4 in. (1273 mm x 933 mm)
Given by William Henry Smith, 3rd Viscount Hambleden, 1945
Primary Collection
NPG 3242


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  • NPG D40041: Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (source portrait)

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  • Audio Guide
  • Funnell, Peter; Warner, Malcolm, Millais: Portraits, 1999 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 19 February to 6 June 1999), p. 155
  • Hulme, Graham; Buchanan, Brian; Powell, Kenneth, The National Portrait Gallery: An Architectural History, 2000, p. 54
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 545
  • Simon, Jacob, The Art of the Picture Frame: Artists, Patrons and the Framing of Portraits in Britain, 1997 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 8 November 1996 - 9 February 1997), p. 176

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