Signed l.l.: G. Kneller fet./1696.
Oil on canvas, 125.7cm by 128.3cm.
The Hon. Edward Cecil was the fourth son of John, 5th Earl of Exeter (1648-1700). He died during, or just after, the Siege of Barcelona in 1706. He is shown seated, wearing a brown coat, with blue drapery, before an open window which frames a statue of Minerva.