- Extended catalogue entry
Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue
by John Bacon the Elder
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Incised, below centre: I BACON FECIT and verso: MASON CHAMBERLIN 1785.
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Sculptor and painter apparently exchanged portraits: Chamberlin exhibited a portrait of Bacon at the RA 1785 (50), showing him holding a design for the Chatham monument in Westminster Abbey (see Bacon).
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Purchased from Alice M. Huckle 1934.
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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