Lemuel Francis Abbott (1760-1802)

Do you think you may own a painting by Lemuel Francis Abbott? We perform art authenticationsart appraisalsart research and provide Certificates of Authenticity (COA) as well as consultations, for all paintings by Lemuel Francis Abbott. Please contact us for more information.

 

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

 

Still wondering about an 18th century British portrait in your family collection? Contact us…it could be by Lemuel Francis Abbott.