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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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6761

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Nicholas Hilliard
watercolour and bodycolour on vellum laid on card, 1578
NPG 6761

1904

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by John Vanderbank, after Unknown artist
oil on canvas, 1731 (circa 1618)
NPG 1904

520

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by John Vanderbank, after Unknown artist
oil on canvas, 1731? (circa 1618)
NPG 520

1288

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, after 1731 (circa 1618)
On display in the Long Gallery at Montacute House
NPG 1288

408

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Elkington & Co, cast by Domenico Brucciani, after Unknown artist
electrotype, circa 1875 (1630s)
NPG 408

D21292

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Unknown artist
etching, early 17th century
NPG D21292

D26070

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Simon de Passe
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D26070

D26074

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D26074

D21283

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

after Simon de Passe
line engraving, after 1626
NPG D21283

D21284

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

after Simon de Passe
line engraving, after 1626
NPG D21284

D21291

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Crispijn de Passe the Younger, after Simon de Passe
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D21291

D21282

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Simon de Passe
line engraving, published 1638
NPG D21282

D26068

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

after Simon de Passe
line engraving, published circa 1638
NPG D26068

D19730

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

after Simon de Passe
engraving, published circa 1638
NPG D19730

D27996

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by William Marshall, after Simon de Passe
line engraving, 1640
NPG D27996

D5878

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by William Marshall, after Simon de Passe
line engraving, 1640
NPG D5878

D21285

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Frederick Hendrik van Hove, after Simon de Passe
line engraving, circa 1650-1690
NPG D21285

D26069

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Frederick Hendrik van Hove, after Simon de Passe
line engraving, circa 1650-1690
NPG D26069

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