John Bacon Esq. R.A.
Engraving, 120 x 185mm. 4¾ x 7¼". Foxing; torn along left side of platemark
Portrait from the 'European Magazine', of John Bacon (1740-1799), sculptor. Born in Southwark, Bacon was apprenticed to a porcelain manufacturer before becoming a sculptor. He won the first gold medal awarded for sculpture by the Royal Academy of Arts in 1769 and was later engaged to execute a bust of King George III. His work can be seen in St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Christ Church and Pembroke College, Oxford, and Bristol Cathedral.
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