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Lemuel Francis Abbott

(circa 1760-1802), Portrait painter

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 78 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
On display in Room 16 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 98

Thomas Turner, by Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG 6412

Thomas Turner

by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, circa 1790
NPG 6412

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, based on a work of 1792
NPG 806

John Wilkinson, after Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG 3785

John Wilkinson

after Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, based on a work of late 1790s
On display in Room 16 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3785

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, based on a work of 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 18 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 30

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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