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Frances Abington (née Barton) (1737-1815), Actress

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D7153

Frances Abington (née Barton) as Thalia

by James Watson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1769
NPG D7153

D968

Frances Abington (née Barton)

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Richard Cosway
stipple engraving, published 1783
NPG D968

D18114

Immortality of Garrick

by James Caldwall, by S. Smith, after George Carter
line engraving, published 1783
NPG D18114

D9580

Frances Abington (née Barton) ('Scrub')

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 15 February 1786
NPG D9580

D14220

Frances Abington (née Barton) as Roxalana

by John Keyse Sherwin, published by John Thane, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving, published 1 February 1791 (1782-1783)
NPG D14220

D969

Frances Abington (née Barton)

by J. Thornthwaite, published by John Bell, after Isaac Taylor
line engraving, published 21 April 1792
NPG D969

D5610

Frances Abington (née Barton)

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1835
NPG D5610

D34380

Garrick surrounded by his friends

by George Salisbury Shury, published by A.J. Isaacs, after William Hogarth
stipple engraving and mezzotint, published 20 August 1866
NPG D34380

D5611

Frances Abington (née Barton)

after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1876
NPG D5611

D7152

Frances Abington (née Barton) as Miss Prue in Congreve's 'Love for Love'

by Robert Bowyer Parkes, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1876
NPG D7152

D19900

Frances Abington (née Barton)

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Richard Cosway
stipple engraving, published 1783
NPG D19900

D14774

Frances Abington (née Barton) ('Scrub')

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 15 February 1786
NPG D14774

D7151

Frances Abington (née Barton)

by Elizabeth Judkins, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1876
NPG D7151

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