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Lemuel Francis Abbott

(circa 1760-1802), Portrait painter

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 77 portraits
In 1775, at the age of fourteen, Abbott was apprenticed to Francis Hayman, after whose death in the following year he returned to his parents and probably continued to study portrait painting independently. In around 1780, he moved to London, and between 1788 and 1800 he showed fifteen male portraits at the Royal Academy. Abbott portrayed many diplomats, colonial governors and senior naval officers. His portraits were engraved by, among others, Valentine Green, Joseph Skelton and William Walker.

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Sir William Herschel, by Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG 98

Sir William Herschel

by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, 1785
NPG 98

Valentine Green, by Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG 1260

Valentine Green

by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, 1788
NPG 1260

Edmund Lodge, by Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG 1411

Edmund Lodge

by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, circa 1790-1795
NPG 1411

Thomas Turner, by Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG 6412

Thomas Turner

by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, circa 1790
On display in Room 13 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6412

William Cowper, by Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG 2783

William Cowper

by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, 1792
NPG 2783

William Cowper, by William Harvey, after  Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG 806

William Cowper

by William Harvey, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
watercolour and pencil, circa 1835 (1792)
NPG 806

Philip Affleck, by Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG 1579

Philip Affleck

by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, circa 1793
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1579

Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood, replica by Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG 628

Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood

replica by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, 1795 (1794)
NPG 628

Alexander Hood, 1st Viscount Bridport, by Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG 138

Alexander Hood, 1st Viscount Bridport

by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, 1795
NPG 138

John Jervis, Earl of St Vincent, studio of Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG 936

John Jervis, Earl of St Vincent

studio of Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, circa 1795
NPG 936

John Wilkinson, after Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG 3785

John Wilkinson

after Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, (circa 1795?)
On display in Room 13 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3785

Warren Hastings, by Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG 1845

Warren Hastings

by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, 1796
NPG 1845

Horatio Nelson, by Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG 394

Horatio Nelson

by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, 1797
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 394

Horatio Nelson, by Henry Pierce Bone, after  Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG 6294

Horatio Nelson

by Henry Pierce Bone, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
enamel on copper, 1840 (1797)
NPG 6294

Joseph Nollekens, by Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG 30

Joseph Nollekens

by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, circa 1797
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 30

James Hook, by Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG 2519

James Hook

by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, circa 1800
NPG 2519

Hon. William Hervey, by Valentine Green, after  Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG D35744

Hon. William Hervey

by Valentine Green, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
mezzotint, late 18th century
NPG D35744

Joseph Paice, by J. Whessell, after  Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG D39503

Joseph Paice

by J. Whessell, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
stipple engraving, late 18th-early 19th century
NPG D39503

Horatio Nelson, by A. Geiger, after  Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG D19494

Horatio Nelson

by A. Geiger, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
mezzotint, (circa 1775-1800)
NPG D19494

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