Background:Henry Bacon was born in 1839 in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Bacon was an American painter and author. Bacon enlisted in the Union Army on 16 July 1861 and acted as a field artist for Frank Leslie’s Weekly while he served as a soldier within the 13th Massachusetts Infantry. Badly wounded at Bull Run, he was discharged on 19 December 1862.
Education: In 1864, he went to Paris, with his first wife Elizabeth Lord, to study figure painting. He was admitted to the National School of Fine Arts and was one of Aleandre Cabanel’s scholars.