Person    | Male  Born 1740  Died 1799

John Bacon the Elder

Categories: Sculpture

Awarded the first gold medal for sculpture by the Royal Academy in 1769. Other works: Samuel Johnson (1796) in St Paul's Cathedral. Ornamental Passions writes : "John Bacon was the son of a clothworker in Southwark who became rich and famous churning out memorials for churches. Philip Ward-Jackson has written of him: "His great abilities as a sculptor were disagreeably offset by what some saw as a smug and smarmily pious manner."

His second son was John Bacon the Younger.

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John Bacon the Elder

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George III at Trinity House

This building was erected during his reign.

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George III with the River god

Bronze statue erected in 1789 showing the king who had commissioned the rebui...

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William III statue - SW1

This statue shows King Billy's horse about to trip over a mole-hill and throw...

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Alfred Turner

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Derwent Wood

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3 memorials