Lemuel Francis Abbott (1760-1802)

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Portrait of Rear Admiral Horatio, Lord Nelson


Portrait of Rear Admiral Horatio Nelson


Lemuel Francis Abbott was a portrait painter active in London during the late 18th century. Most of his portraits were half length, and these are well represented at the National Portrait Gallery in London.


Portrait of Warren Hastings


Admiral Alexander Hood


  Abbott’s subjects were mostly naval officers, other military heroes or politicians. He was confined to a mental institution in 1798, but continued to paint, sell, and exhibit his works nonetheless until his death in 1802.


Portrait of Henry Laurens


Portrait of Robert Calder


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