Oil on panel, 67.3cm by 57.1cm.
Edward Cecil was the third son of Thomas, 1st Earl of Exeter and his first wife Dorothy Neville. He was a military and naval commander and a politician. He was raised to the peerage in 1625 as Baron Cecil of Putney and Viscount Wimbledon, a title taken from his country seat at Wimbledon House in Surrey.
This is a version of a portrait by Miereveldt, signed and dated 1631, in the National Portrait Gallery, London.