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A wealthy landowner from East Anglia, and a relation of Francis Bacon, Sir Nathaniel Bacon was also an exceptionally skilful amateur painter. Only a small group of his paintings survive, including a number of self-portraits. He was particularly known for his extraordinary, large-scale kitchen and market scenes, dominated by still-life depictions of enormous vegetables and fruit, often accompanied by a buxom maid.
oil on panel
H 57.5 x W 44.5 cm
Purchased, 1926. On long-term loan to Montacute House, Somerset