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The Academy of Eloquence (Demosthenes; Marcus Tullius Cicero; Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban; Sir Philip Sidney)

19 of 61 portraits of Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban

The Academy of Eloquence (Demosthenes; Marcus Tullius Cicero; Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban; Sir Philip Sidney), by William Faithorne, published 1654 - NPG D22944 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

The Academy of Eloquence (Demosthenes; Marcus Tullius Cicero; Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban; Sir Philip Sidney)

by William Faithorne
line engraving, published 1654
5 in. x 2 3/4 in. (128 mm x 71 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford, 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D22944


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Sittersback to top

  • Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban (1561-1626), Philosopher and Lord Chancellor. Sitter associated with 61 portraits.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC-43 BC), Roman orator, statesman and man of letters. Sitter associated with 2 portraits.
  • Demosthenes (384 BC-322 BC), Athenian orator and statesman. Sitter associated with 2 portraits.
  • Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586), Soldier, statesman and poet. Sitter associated with 30 portraits.

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  • William Faithorne (circa 1620-1691), Engraver and draughtsman. Artist associated with 705 portraits, Sitter associated with 4 portraits.