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John Bacon the Younger (1777-1859)

Artist of 2 portraits
The sculptor John Bacon the Younger received his initial training under his father, John Bacon the Elder, before attending the Royal Academy Schools at the age of twelve. By his mid teens, he was exhibiting at the Academy himself. On his father's death, he completed his unfinished works. He went on to become a successful and prolific sculptor in his own right.

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4887

Richard Payne Knight

by John Bacon the Younger
marble and bronze bust, 1814
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4887