Memoirs Of The Late John Bacon, Esq. R.A. - By The Rev. Richard Cecil, M.A. Late Rector Of Bisley, And Vicar Of Chobham, Surrey; And Minister Of St. John's-Chapel, Bedford-Row, London. - A New Edition. -

Revd. Richard Cecil

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London:: Printed By Whittingham And Rowland, Goswell Street. -, 1811.

Physical Description

[2], 92 p., engr. port.; 218 mm. (Octavo.)

General Note

The engraved portrait, bound in as a frontispiece, carries the rubric, 'Facing p. 129'.


[Half-t., frontis., t.p.] - Advertisement - [Text]; [colophon].

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece is signed as painted by I. Russell R.A. and engraved by I. Collyer A.R.A.

The printer is also named on the verso of the half-title and in the colophon: 'C. Whittingham, Printer, Goswell Street, London.'


T. Clifford, 'John Bacon and the manufacturers', in Apollo, 122 (1985), p.288-304; A. Cox-Johnson, John Bacon (1961).

Summary Note

The work had first been published in 1801 (an expanded version of an article printed in The Gentlemen's Magazine, 1799 September).

Immediate source of Acquisition

Purchased in , 1867 (Librarian's Report, RA Annual Report for 1867, p. 26).

Binding Note

19th-century half calf, brown cloth-covered boards; red morocco spine-label, lettered, 'Memoirs Of J. Bacon R.A. - Cecil', spine lettered 'R.A.'

Name as Subject


Sculptors - Artists - Sculpture - Great Britain - History - 18th century
Biography - Memoirs - Great Britain - 19th century