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Framed Pictures, Canvas Prints
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Exeter Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 141 pictures in our Exeter collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Sir Richard Aclands Gift to the Nation Starts a Controversy Featured Print

Sir Richard Aclands Gift to the Nation Starts a Controversy

The MP Sir Richard Acland handed over to the National Trust the 16, 000 acres of beautiful West Country property which comprise his Killerton Estate and his Holnicote Estate. Sir Richard's gift to the nation was followed by a letter to The Times by Lord Herbert, suggesting that the gift was an attempt by the donor to rid himself of the burden of his estate. The National Trust and Sir Richard himself, rebuked this claim, highlighting the fact that he would actually have made up to half a million pounds profit from his estate in one year alone

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Exeter Change by Charles Robinson Featured Print

Exeter Change by Charles Robinson

A visit to the menagerie at Exeter Change, one of the many picturesque buildings in the Strand destroyed by road widening in 1830. Built on the site of St. Clement Dane's rectory by William Cecil, Lord Burleigh, in 1600, it was originally called Exeter House. Nash, the architect, planned to replace it by a similar bazaar, but instead the Lower Arcade between Adelaide Street and the Strand was constructed. Coutts Bank now stands approximately on the site depicted here. Date: 1951

© Mary Evans/ILN/The Estate of Charles Robinson (TM)/Pollinger Limited

Lord Burghley engaged to Lady Mary Montagu-Douglas-Scott Featured Print

Lord Burghley engaged to Lady Mary Montagu-Douglas-Scott

David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter (1905 - 1981), Lord Burghley, athlete, sports official and Conservative party politician pictured at the time of his engagement to Lady Mary Montagu-Douglas-Scott (1904-1984). Burghley won a gold medal in the 400 metre hurdles at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. As an athlete, Burghley was a very keen practitioner who placed matchboxes on hurdles and practised knocking over the matchboxes with his lead foot without touching the hurdle. In 1927, his final year at Magdalene College, Cambridge, he amazed colleagues by sprinting around the Great Court at Trinity College in the time it took the college clock to toll 12 o'clock, inspiring the scene in the film Chariots of Fire (whose character Lord Andrew Lindsay is based upon Burghley) in which Harold Abrahams accomplishes the same feat. Lord Burghley did not allow his name to be used in the film because of the inaccurate historical depiction in the movie. There was never a race upon which Harold Abrahams beat Lord Burghley in this feat as the movie depicts. Burghley is also said to have set another unusual record by racing around the upper promenade deck of the Queen Mary in 57 seconds, dressed in everyday clothes. Burghley later served as president of the Amateur Athletic Association for 40 years, president of the International Amateur Athletic Federation for 30 years and as a member of the International Olympic Committee for 48 years. He was also chairman of the Organising Committee of the 1948 Summer Olympics. Date: 1928

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans