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Mason Chamberlin

Mason Chamberlin, by John Bacon the Elder, 1785 -NPG 2653 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Mason Chamberlin

by John Bacon the Elder

NPG 2653

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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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