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Frances Abington (née Barton) ('Scrub')

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Frances Abington (née Barton) ('Scrub'), by James Sayers, published by  Thomas Cornell, published 15 February 1786 - NPG D9580 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Frances Abington (née Barton) ('Scrub')

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 15 February 1786
11 in. x 7 7/8 in. (278 mm x 200 mm) plate size; 11 7/8 in. x 8 5/8 in. (301 mm x 218 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1905
Reference Collection
NPG D9580


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  • Thomas Cornell (active 1780-1792). Artist associated with 59 portraits.
  • James Sayers (1748-1823), Artist. Artist associated with 188 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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  • NPG D14774: Frances Abington (née Barton) ('Scrub') (impression from same plate as)

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  • Perry, Gill (introduction) Roach, Joseph (appreciation) and West, Shearer (appreciation), The First Actresses: Nell Gwyn to Sarah Siddons, 2011 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 20 October 2011 to 8 January 2012), p. 113

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