Sir Nathaniel Bacon (1585-1627), Country gentleman and painter
Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 3 portraits
A wealthy landowner from East Anglia, and an ancestor of Francis Bacon, Nathaniel Bacon was an exceptionally skilful amateur painter. Only a small group of his paintings survive, including a number of self-portraits. He was known for his extraordinary, large-scale kitchen and market scenes; a type of painting popular in the Low Countries but not produced by any other English artist.