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Henry Callender Esq., The Society of Golfers at Blackheath.
Henry Callender Esq., The Society of Golfers at Blackheath.
[Painted by Lemuel Francis Abbott] William Henderson [signed in pencil].
Vicars Brothers, 12 Old Bond Street, London W.: September 1, 1916.
Mezzotint, printed in colours. 540 x 355mm (21¼ x 14"). Slight foxing.
Henry Callender was a prominent English golfer in the late 18th Century. He was painted here by the famous portrait artist LF Abbott, wearing the ‘Field Marshal's’ uniform of the Blackheath Society of Golfers. The two golf clubs illustrated are said to be still in the possession of the Royal Blackheath Golf Club.
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[Denmark] Christopher de Dreyer, Envoy Extraordinary from the King of Denmark, at the Court of Great Britain, F.R.S.
[Denmark] Christopher de Dreyer, Envoy Extraordinary from the King of Denmark, at the Court of Great Britain, F.R.S.
F.L. Abbott pinx. John Jones fecit.
[n.d., c.1785.]
Mezzotint, rare, 490 x 350mm (19¼ x 13¾") Trimmed inside platemark. Laid on card, damaged.
[Ref: 27613]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Denmark] Christopher de Dreyer, Envoy Extraordinary from the King of Denmark, at the Court of Great Britain, F.R.S.
[Denmark] Christopher de Dreyer, Envoy Extraordinary from the King of Denmark, at the Court of Great Britain, F.R.S.
F.L. Abbott pinx. John Jones fecit.
[n.d., c.1785.]
Mezzotint with very large margins, rare, platemark 490 x 350mm (19¼ x 13¾").
Christopher de Dreyer, Danish envoy to Great Britain from 1777-85.
Ex: collection of the late Hon C. Lennox-Boyd; CS 19 ii
[Ref: 36618]   £360.00  
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Gulielmus Herschel LL.D: RSS.  Sidera cuncta notat tacito labentia coelo Vir. Aeneid Lib.3.  From an Original Picture in the Possession of Wm. Watson MD: FRS.
Gulielmus Herschel LL.D: RSS. Sidera cuncta notat tacito labentia coelo Vir. Aeneid Lib.3. From an Original Picture in the Possession of Wm. Watson MD: FRS.
Painted by Abbott. Engraved by Ryder.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Stipple engraving with etching in sepia, sheet 240 x 187mm. Some staining and mould residue.
Sir William Herschel (1738 - 1822), astronomer. In 1781 the amateur astronomer Herschel identified Uranus, the first planet to be discovered since Antiquity. He was appointed court astronomer to George III the following year, 1782. Working with his sister Caroline, whom he had trained, he made four complete surveys of the night sky and was the first person correctly to describe the Milky Way. Using his great forty-foot telescope constructed over four years, he found two new satellites of Saturn in 1789. Herschel's discoveries astonished the public and inspired Romantic writers like Blake, Byron and Keats. He discovered more than two thousand nebulae and over eight hundred double stars. A strong impression.
Wellcome: 1379-3. Not in BM.
[Ref: 7507]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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To the Friends of the Late William Locker Esqre. Lieutt. Governor of the Greenwich Hospital
To the Friends of the Late William Locker Esqre. Lieutt. Governor of the Greenwich Hospital This Plate is Inscribed As a Tribute of regard to his Memory.
L.F. Abbott pinxt. Jas. Heath A.R.A. sculpt.
[British, n.d., c.1800.]
Stipple, private plate (as inscribed lower right). Image 205 x 170mm, 8 x 6¾". Trimmed to plate.
Portrait of William Locker (1731 - 1800), officer in the Royal Navy; holding the handle of a cane in left hand, with a ship's mast and pennant in the background to left. Locker rose to the rank of captain and held the posts of flag captain and commodore. Whilst aboard HMS Sapphire, Locker was present at the defeat of the French at the Battle of Quiberon Bay on 20 November, 1759. By 1779, Locker's health was declining and was invalided out of the service. By 1787, with the prospect of war with France looming, Locker was appointed to regulate the impress service at Exeter. In the Spanish armament of 1790, he was appointed to command HMS Cambridge as flag-captain to Vice-Admiral Thomas Graves. Locker followed this with a period as commander-in-chief at Plymouth. He spent a brief period as commodore and commander-in-chief at the Nore in 1792, and on 15 February 1793 he was appointed lieutenant-governor of Greenwich Hospital. After Lemuel Francis Abbott (c.1760 - 1802).
Parker 559.
[Ref: 23516]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Lieutenant General Thomas Musgrave, Governor of Gravesend  & Tilbury Fort, Colonel of the 76.th Regiment of Foot.
Lieutenant General Thomas Musgrave, Governor of Gravesend & Tilbury Fort, Colonel of the 76.th Regiment of Foot. Engraved from a Picture painted in 1786: with a view of Mr. Chew's House, near German-town, in Pennsylvania 1777.
L. Abbot pinx.t 1786. G.S. Facius sc. 1797.
[n.d. c.1797.]
Stipple, rare. 391 x 290mm (15½ x 11½"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Sir Thomas Musgrave (1737-1832), Colonel of the 76th Regiment of Foot and Governor General of Gravesend & Tilbury Fort. He fought and was wounded at the Battle of Pelham New York on October 18th, 1776. At the Battle of German-Town October 4th, 1777, he saved the day by throwing himself with 5 companies into Chew's stone house, where he successfully held the American forces at bay until the repulsed British columns could rally. The Americans were compelled to abandon the field on which they came so near to success.
[Ref: 30778]   £420.00  

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Sir William Musgrave, 6th. Bart. of Hayton in Cumberland.
Sir William Musgrave, 6th. Bart. of Hayton in Cumberland. Commissioner for Customs, 1763. Commissr. for Auditing the Public Accots., 1785...[etc.]
L.F. Abbot, pt. 1782. G.S. Facius sculpt. 1797.
[c.1790.]
Stipple, 400 x 300mm. 15¾ x 11¾".
Sir William Musgrave (1735 - 1800), customs official, collector of portrait prints and Trustee of the British Museum.
[Ref: 10825]   £180.00  
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Lord Nelson.
Lord Nelson.
[after Lemuel Francis Abbott.]
[n.d., c.1800.]
Stipple. Sheet 210 x 145mm (8¼ x 5¾"). Trimmed to plate, mounted in album paper.
An oval portait of Admiral Lord Nelson.
[Ref: 42165]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Joseph Nollekens, Esqr. R.A.
Joseph Nollekens, Esqr. R.A.
From the original picture by F. Abbott in his own possession drawn by W.Evans, Engraved by J. Vendramini.
Published October 21, 1816 by T. Cadell & W. Davies Strand London.
Stipple 325 x 380mm 12½ x 15 inches.
Joseph Nollekens with a bust of Charles James Fox, the painting hangs in the National Portrait Gallery. Born in London, Joseph Nollekens was the son of a Flemish genre painter. He trained with a Flemish sculptor in London before going to Rome in 1762. Gaining employment in Bartolomeo Cavaceppi's workshop, he restored ancient sculptures as well as terracottas by such artists as Michelangelo and Giambologna. In this venerable city, Nollekens learned from the antique, perfecting a Neoclassical style that soon earned him a reputation and a small fortune. He was particularly popular among the English tourists who visited Rome on the Grand Tour. Returning to England in 1770, Nollekens soon became a member of the Royal Academy. While he was a prolific tomb-maker, he is best known for his portrait busts in plaster or marble. His own favorites were the rare mythological statues he carved, particularly the goddesses, whose elegance recalls Mannerist sculpture. Despite his wealth and reputation, Nollekens was known for his parsimonious and eccentric ways. A former student, who claimed to have been deceived into believing that he would inherit Nollekens's fortune with several other of Nollekens's associates, wrote a spiteful biography about him.
[Ref: 20927]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr William Prowting. Aged 86.
Mr William Prowting. Aged 86.
Painted by L. Abbot. Engraved by C. Townley Member of the Universities of Florence and Berlin.
[London, C. Townley, c.1800.]
Mezzotin, rare. 360 x 280mm (14 x 11"). Edges chipped.
William Prowting (1708-94), apothecary on Tower Hill; treasurer of St Luke's and of the Apothecaries' Company. Engraved by Charles Townley after Lemuel Francis Abbott, this portrait shows him sitting with a snuff-box in his hand.
Wellcom 2393-1; CS 21.
[Ref: 30954]   £320.00  
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[Admiral Robert Roddam.]
[Admiral Robert Roddam.]
[L.F. Abbot Pinxt. Henry Hudson Fecit.]
[Published June 1st 1789.]
Mezzotint. Plate 335 x 274mm. 13¼ x 10¾". Trimmed to plate. Some staining and creasing. Surface rubbing.
Admiral Robert Roddam (1719-1808) was an officer of the Royal Navy who saw service during the War of the Austrian Succession, the Seven Years' War and the American War of Independence. He survived to see the French Revolutionary and Napleonic Wars.
CS: 8 [undescribed].
[Ref: 17950]   £260.00  
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