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

Sitter associated with 61 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), the Advancement of Learning (1605), the Novum Organum (1620) and many other works.

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D26093

Eminent Lawyers

by Thomas Cross
line engraving, published 1655
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D30335

Royal Society London

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after John Evelyn
etching, 1667
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D21288

Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Simon de Passe
etching, 1676 (1627)
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D21290

Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban

after Simon de Passe
line engraving and etching, 18th century
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D21289

Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban

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

Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban

by Michael Vandergucht, after Simon de Passe
line engraving, 1713
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D16251

Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban

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

Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban

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

Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban

by George Vertue, after Paul van Somer
line engraving, 1728
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D21287

Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban

probably by Martin Tyroff, after Simon de Passe
line engraving, mid 18th century?
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D16249

Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban

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

Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban

by George Vertue, after Paul van Somer
line engraving, 1734
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D26077

Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban

after Jacobus Houbraken
line engraving, (1738)
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D26075

Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban

after Unknown artist
line engraving, late 18th century
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D16255

Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban

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

Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban

by John Chapman, published by John Wilkes
stipple engraving printed in colours, published 10 February 1798
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D26076

Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly early 19th century
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