1 of 7 portraits of William Cowper
by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, 1792
50 in. x 40 in. (1270 mm x 1016 mm)
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Artistback to top
- Lemuel Francis Abbott (circa 1760-1802), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 77 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
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This portrait of him seated before a writing slope with an open volume before him and a pen in his hand was painted by Abbott for Cowper's cousin, Anne Bodham. 'Well! this picture is at last finished,' wrote Cowper to his friend William Hayley, 'and well finished, I can assure you. Every creature that has seen it has been astonished at the resemblance'.
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- Ingamells, John, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, 2004, p. 126
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 149