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Hugh Latimer, John Jewl, Sir Nicholas Bacon, Sir Francis Walsingham, William Cecil

8 of 14 portraits of Sir Nicholas Bacon

Hugh Latimer, John Jewl, Sir Nicholas Bacon, Sir Francis Walsingham, William Cecil, after Unknown artist, possibly mid 18th century - NPG D25216 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hugh Latimer, John Jewl, Sir Nicholas Bacon, Sir Francis Walsingham, William Cecil

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly mid 18th century
5 3/4 in. x 3 1/2 in. (147 mm x 90 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D25216

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  • Sir Nicholas Bacon (1510-1579), Lord Keeper of the Great Seal. Sitter associated with 14 portraits.
  • William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley (1520 or 1521-1598), Lord High Treasurer. Sitter associated with 46 portraits.
  • John Jewel (1522-1571), Bishop of Salisbury. Sitter associated with 14 portraits.
  • Hugh Latimer (circa 1485-1555), Bishop of Worcester. Sitter associated with 33 portraits.
  • Sir Francis Walsingham (circa 1532-1590), Statesman. Sitter associated with 30 portraits.

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