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John Bacon the Elder

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John Bacon the Elder, by William Bate; Mason Chamberlin, based on a work of 1785 -NPG 6289 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

John Bacon the Elder

by William Bate, after Mason Chamberlin
based on a work of 1785
2 1/4 in. x 1 3/4 in. (58 mm x 46 mm) oval
NPG 6289

Inscriptionback to top

Signed lower right WB in yellow.

This portraitback to top

Copied from the three-quarter length portrait by Mason Chamberlin of 1785.

Referenceback to top

Walker 1998
R. J. B. Walker, A Catalogue of paintings, drawings, engravings and sculpture in The Palace of Westminster compiled during 1959-77, 4 vols., 1988, [type-script in NPG archive], no.50.

Physical descriptionback to top

Pale blue eyes, white powdered hair, wearing a bright blue coat.

Provenanceback to top

Alan Evans, by whom bequeathed to the National Gallery 1974; lent to the NPG until permanently transferred in 1994.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.

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