Sir Nathaniel Bacon

1585-1627 England/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Sir Nathaniel Bacon was known as the first notable amateur artist in England. He was a wealthy landowner and a relative of the First Viscount Saint Alban, Francis Bacon. In 1626, the Order of the Bath admitted him to mark Charles the first’s coronation. Six of his paintings are in Gorhambury which include a self-portrait, a profile of his wife and his most famous painting, the Kitchen Maid with Fowls, or The Cookmaid, is in the Tate London. His work is in the style of Johannes Mytens and inspired by the artists Dirck Hals and Cornelis Jacobsz Delff, the uncle of Jacob Willemsz Delff II. The Flemish artist, Joachim Beuckelaer, may also have influenced his work. He painted what is known as the first English Landscape, which was influenced by the brothers Matthijs and Paul Brill; it is in the Ashmolean Museum Oxford.

 

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a self portrait

a self portrait


Cookmaid

Cookmaid by Sir Nathaniel Bacon


landscape

landscape


self portrait

self portrait

nathaniel bacon by
an unknown artist

nathaniel bacon by an unknown artist