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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban (1561-1626), Philosopher and Lord Chancellor

Sitter associated with 62 portraits
A lawyer, philosopher, essayist and scientist, Bacon was one of the great intellectual figures of Jacobean England. He was appointed Lord Chancellor in 1618, but was impeached for bribery three years later and confessed to 'corruption' and 'neglect', ending his political career. He spent the rest of his life in retirement, to devote himself to scientific research, which has led him to be regarded as the father of experimental science in this country. He published Essays (1597), Advancement of Learning (1605), Novum Organum (1620) and many other works.

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6761

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Nicholas Hilliard
watercolour and bodycolour on vellum laid on card, 1578
NPG 6761

1904

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by John Vanderbank, after Unknown artist
oil on canvas, 1731 (circa 1618)
NPG 1904

520

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by John Vanderbank, after Unknown artist
oil on canvas, 1731? (circa 1618)
NPG 520

1288

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, after 1731 (circa 1618)
On display in the Long Gallery at Montacute House
NPG 1288

408

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Elkington & Co, cast by Domenico Brucciani, after Unknown artist
electrotype, circa 1875 (1630s)
NPG 408

D21292

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Unknown artist
etching, early 17th century
NPG D21292

D26070

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Simon de Passe
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D26070

D26074

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D26074

D21283

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

after Simon de Passe
line engraving, after 1626
NPG D21283

D21284

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

after Simon de Passe
line engraving, after 1626
NPG D21284

D21291

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Crispijn de Passe the Younger, after Simon de Passe
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D21291

D21282

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Simon de Passe
line engraving, published 1638
NPG D21282

D26068

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

after Simon de Passe
line engraving, published circa 1638
NPG D26068

D19730

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

after Simon de Passe
engraving, published circa 1638
NPG D19730

D27996

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by William Marshall, after Simon de Passe
line engraving, 1640
NPG D27996

D5878

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by William Marshall, after Simon de Passe
line engraving, 1640
NPG D5878

D21285

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Frederick Hendrik van Hove, after Simon de Passe
line engraving, circa 1650-1690
NPG D21285

D26069

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Frederick Hendrik van Hove, after Simon de Passe
line engraving, circa 1650-1690
NPG D26069

D26093

Eminent Lawyers

by Thomas Cross
line engraving, published 1655
NPG D26093

D30335

Royal Society London

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after John Evelyn
etching, 1667
NPG D30335

D21288

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Simon de Passe
etching, 1676 (1627)
NPG D21288

D21290

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

after Simon de Passe
line engraving and etching, 18th century
NPG D21290

D21289

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Michael Vandergucht, after Simon de Passe
line engraving, 1713
NPG D21289

D26067

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Michael Vandergucht, after Simon de Passe
line engraving, 1713
NPG D26067

D16251

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by George Vertue, after Paul van Somer
line engraving, 1728
NPG D16251

D16252

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by George Vertue, after Paul van Somer
line engraving, 1728
NPG D16252

D16253

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by George Vertue, after Paul van Somer
line engraving, 1728
NPG D16253

D21287

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

probably by Martin Tyroff, after Simon de Passe
line engraving, mid 18th century?
NPG D21287

D16249

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by George Vertue, after Paul van Somer
line engraving, 1734
NPG D16249

D16250

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by George Vertue, after Paul van Somer
line engraving, 1734
NPG D16250

D26077

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

after Jacobus Houbraken
line engraving, (1738)
NPG D26077

D26075

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

after Unknown artist
line engraving, late 18th century
NPG D26075

D16255

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by John Chapman, published by John Wilkes
stipple engraving printed in colours, published 10 February 1798
NPG D16255

D16254

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by John Chapman, published by John Wilkes
stipple engraving printed in colours, published 10 February 1798
NPG D16254

D26076

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly early 19th century
NPG D26076

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