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Sir Nathaniel Bacon

(1585-1627), Country gentleman and painter

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist associated with 4 portraits
A prosperous landowner from East Anglia, and a relation of Francis Bacon (1561-1626), Nathaniel Bacon was also 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 - NPG L260

Sir Nathaniel Bacon

by Sir Nathaniel Bacon
oil on canvas, circa 1620
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L260

Sir Nathaniel Bacon, by Sir Nathaniel Bacon - NPG 2142

Sir Nathaniel Bacon

by Sir Nathaniel Bacon
oil on panel, feigned oval, circa 1625
NPG 2142

Sir Nathaniel Bacon, by Thomas Chambers (Chambars), after  Sir Nathaniel Bacon - NPG D25568

Sir Nathaniel Bacon

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

Sir Nathaniel Bacon, published by William Richardson, after  Sir Nathaniel Bacon - NPG D25567

Sir Nathaniel Bacon

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



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