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Sir Nathaniel Bacon (1585-1627), Country gentleman and painter

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 3 portraits
A prosperous landowner from East Anglia, and a relation of Francis Bacon (1561-1626), Nathaniel Bacon was also 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.

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Sir Nathaniel Bacon

by Sir Nathaniel Bacon
oil on panel, feigned oval, circa 1625
NPG 2142


Sir Nathaniel Bacon

by Thomas Chambers (Chambars), after Sir Nathaniel Bacon
line engraving, 1762
NPG D25568


Sir Nathaniel Bacon

published by William Richardson, after Sir Nathaniel Bacon
line engraving, published 1793
NPG D25567