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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 Miereveldt - NPG 4514

Edward Cecil, Viscount Wimbledon

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

Edward Cecil, Viscount Wimbledon, published by John Scott, after  Simon de Passe - NPG D26111

Edward Cecil, Viscount Wimbledon

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

Edward Cecil, Viscount Wimbledon, by Unknown artist - NPG D26118

Edward Cecil, Viscount Wimbledon

by Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1806
NPG D26118

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