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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

(1561-1626), Philosopher and Lord Chancellor

Sitter associated with 63 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, after Unknown artist - NPG D26076

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

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

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, by William Walker - NPG D26078

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by William Walker
line engraving, early 19th century
NPG D26078

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, by C. Blackberd, published by  Robert Bowyer - NPG D19822

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by C. Blackberd, published by Robert Bowyer
line engraving, published March 1800
NPG D19822

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, by James Fittler, after  Paul van Somer - NPG D14035

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by James Fittler, after Paul van Somer
line engraving, published 1803
NPG D14035

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 - NPG 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
NPG D26072

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, by Henry Bone, after  Unknown artist - NPG D17100

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Henry Bone, after Unknown artist
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, before 1815
NPG D17100

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, by William Henry Worthington, after  Nicholas Hilliard - NPG D26071

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by William Henry Worthington, after Nicholas Hilliard
line engraving, circa 1825
NPG D26071

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, by William Henry Worthington, published by  William Pickering, after  Nicholas Hilliard - NPG D5879

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by William Henry Worthington, published by William Pickering, after Nicholas Hilliard
line engraving, published 1825
NPG D5879

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, by William Henry Worthington, published by  William Pickering, after  Nicholas Hilliard - NPG D5880

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by William Henry Worthington, published by William Pickering, after Nicholas Hilliard
line engraving, published 1825
NPG D5880

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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by William Marshall, after Simon de Passe
line engraving, 1640
NPG D21281

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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by William Marshall, after Simon de Passe
line engraving, 1640
NPG D39994

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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Frederick Hendrik van Hove, after Simon de Passe
line engraving, circa 1650-1690
NPG D21286

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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Frederick Hendrik van Hove, after Simon de Passe
line engraving, circa 1650-1690
NPG D20313

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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, 1670
NPG D19734

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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by George Vertue, after Paul van Somer
line engraving, 1728
NPG D20251

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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton
etching, published 1738
NPG D39991

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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton
line engraving, published 1738
NPG D42898

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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by C. Blackberd, published by Robert Bowyer
line engraving, published March 1800
NPG D39989

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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly 19th century
NPG D39990

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