Charles Bacon

Charles Bacon

1822 - 1886

Born 1822 (Circa); Died 1 April 1886
Active: 1841 - 1884

Sculptor, gem engraver

Born in London (or Buckingham). He was the son of John Bacon (born c.1791 in London), a compositor. Charles was apprenticed as a seal engraver before 1841 and began exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1842. He entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1846 on the recommendation of the poet, Alaric Watts (1797-1864). Bacon went on to establish a successful practice as a sculptor of statues and busts as well as a gem engraver. His son, Charles Irvine Bacon (born c.1858 in Brixton) was described as a painter and sculptor in 1881. Charles Bacon died in Bognor, Sussex and his three daughters were named as his executors.

'Charles Bacon', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [, accessed 26 Jan 2015]