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Demosthenes, Cicero, Francis Bacon and Sir Philip Sidney in the Title page to Blount's 'The Academy of Eloquence'

20 of 62 portraits of Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

Demosthenes, Cicero, Francis Bacon and Sir Philip Sidney in the Title page to Blount's 'The Academy of Eloquence', by William Faithorne, 1654 - NPG D25389 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Demosthenes, Cicero, Francis Bacon and Sir Philip Sidney in the Title page to Blount's 'The Academy of Eloquence'

by William Faithorne
line engraving, 1654
4 3/4 in. x 2 5/8 in. (122 mm x 68 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford, 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D25389


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Sittersback to top

  • 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.
  • Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban (1561-1626), Philosopher and Lord Chancellor. Sitter associated with 62 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • William Faithorne (circa 1620-1691), Engraver and draughtsman. Artist associated with 714 portraits, Sitter associated with 4 portraits.

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