Lemuel Francis Abbott (1760-1802)
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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.
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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.
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