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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.

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Sir Nathaniel Bacon

by Sir Nathaniel Bacon
oil on panel, feigned oval, circa 1625
On display in Room 5 at Montacute House
NPG 2142

D25568

Sir Nathaniel Bacon

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

D25567

Sir Nathaniel Bacon

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