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BACON, John, the Elder (1740 - 1799), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BACON, John, the Elder (1740 - 1799), Sculptor

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British, 18th century, male.

Born 24 November 1740, in Southwark (London); died 4 August 1799, in London.


John Bacon the Elder began his studies at the Royal Academy in 1758. His first significant work was a statue of Mars. He went on to execute many monuments, such as the one to Mrs Draper in Bristol Cathedral, those to William Pitt the Elder in the Guildhall

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