Francis Bacon

British Schoolc.1622

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery
London, United Kingdom

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) lawyer, politician, eminent essayist and philosopher; Lord Chancellor and 1st Baron Verulam, 1618; Viscount St Alban, 1621 (see also Morris DPG549). DPG445 ultimately derives from a full-length original known in a copy at Gorhambury (Earl of Verulam). According to a tradition recorded on a label on the verso, DPG445 was given by Bacon himself to the Andrew family of Wandsworth and passed by descent to the donor.


  • Title: Francis Bacon
  • Date: c.1622
  • Physical Dimensions: w470 x h610 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil
  • Work Nationality: British
  • Support: Canvas
  • School: British School
  • Provenance: Traditionally given by Bacon, c.1622, to the Andrew family of Wandsworth, to whom he was related by married; by descent to John Acworth; by descent to Marian Sedgwick; her cousin, Admiral Love; gift of Miss Love, 1873.
  • Acquisition Method: Miss Love (Gift, 1873)

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