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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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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by William Walker
line engraving, early 19th century
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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by C. Blackberd, published by Robert Bowyer
line engraving, published March 1800
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D14035

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by James Fittler, after Paul van Somer
line engraving, published 1803
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D26072

Monument to Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban in St. Michael's Church, St. Albans

by George Cooke, published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, after George Shepheard
line engraving, published 1 May 1806
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D17100

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Henry Bone, after Unknown artist
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, before 1815
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D26071

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by William Henry Worthington, after Nicholas Hilliard
line engraving, circa 1825
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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by William Henry Worthington, published by William Pickering, after Nicholas Hilliard
line engraving, published 1825
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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by William Henry Worthington, published by William Pickering, after Nicholas Hilliard
line engraving, published 1825
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D21281

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by William Marshall, after Simon de Passe
line engraving, 1640
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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by William Marshall, after Simon de Passe
line engraving, 1640
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D21286

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Frederick Hendrik van Hove, after Simon de Passe
line engraving, circa 1650-1690
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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Frederick Hendrik van Hove, after Simon de Passe
line engraving, circa 1650-1690
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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, 1670
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D20251

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by George Vertue, after Paul van Somer
line engraving, 1728
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D39991

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton
etching, published 1738
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D42898

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1738
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D39989

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by C. Blackberd, published by Robert Bowyer
line engraving, published March 1800
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D39990

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly 19th century
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Monument to Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban in St. Michael's Church, St. Albans

by George Cooke, after George Shepheard
line engraving, 1815
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