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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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98

Sir William Herschel

by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, 1785
On display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 98

1260

Valentine Green

by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, 1788
NPG 1260

1411

Edmund Lodge

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

6412

Thomas Turner

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

2783

William Cowper

by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, 1792
NPG 2783

806

William Cowper

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

1579

Philip Affleck

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

628

Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood

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

138

Alexander Hood, 1st Viscount Bridport

by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, 1795
NPG 138

936

John Jervis, Earl of St Vincent

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

3785

John Wilkinson

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

1845

Warren Hastings

by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, 1796
NPG 1845

394

Horatio Nelson

by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, 1797
NPG 394

6294

Horatio Nelson

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

30

Joseph Nollekens

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

2519

James Hook

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

D35744

Hon. William Hervey

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

D19494

Horatio Nelson

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

D4499

Kirkes Townley

by Charles Townley, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
mezzotint, 1783
NPG D4499