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Lemuel Francis Abbott Esq.r.
Lemuel Francis Abbott Esq.r. Painted by Himself.
L.F. Abbott Pinx.t. Engraved by V. Green Mezzotinto Engraver to his Majesty.
Published Nov.r 14.th 1805 by J.no Harris No.30 Conduit Street, Bond Street, London.
Mezzotint. Sheet: 480 x 380mm (19 x 15"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
A famous & rare portrait an engraving after a self-portrait of portrait painter Lemuel Francis Abbott (1760-1802) depicted holding his famous painting of Horatio Nelson.
CS 1; Whitman: 147 II
[Ref: 47600]   £390.00  
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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.
[Ref: 5]   £850.00  
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Thomas Denman, M.D.
Thomas Denman, M.D.
Abbot Pinxit. Skelton Sculpsit.
[n.d., c.1792.]
Engraving, rare. Plate: 370 x 300mm (14½ x 11¾''), with large margins.
A half-length portrait of Dr Thomas Denman, an obstetrician from Aberdeen (1733-1815) after Lemuel Francis Abbott.
Wellcome: 790-1
[Ref: 48254]   £180.00   (£216.00 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, 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.
Gulielmus Herschel LL.D: RSS. From an Original Picture in the Possession of W.m Watson MD: FRS.
Painted by Abbott. Engraved by Ryder.
Publish'd as the Act directs 11th Feb.y 1788 by S. Watts, No 28 Walcot place Lambeth.
Stipple. Sheet 275 x 185mm (10¾ x 7¼"). With etching of Herschel's telescope, sheet 285 x 325mm. Trimmed within plate, mounted on album paper at edges.
Frederick William Herschel, Hanoverian astronomer, who came to England during the Seven Years's War and was the first President of the Royal Astronomical Society when it was founded in 1820. The owner of the painting, Sir William Watson, asked his friend Herschel to sit for Abbott, saying, ''When you are in town on full moon nights you may perhaps spare an hour early in the morning, & may sit three or four times running - & the thing may in this way be done without much inconvenience or loss of time''. The original oil is now in the National Portrait Gallery. The telescope in the second picture is Herschel's '40-foot telescope (i.e. with a 40-ft focal length), built in Slough between 1785-9. It was largest telescope in the world for 50 years. According to the scratched publication line under the image, it was 'Publish'd Feb 1 1791 by W. Herschel', issued in The Philosophical Transactions of t he Royal Society.
[Ref: 52941]   £380.00   view all images for this item
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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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The Right Hon.ble Lord Hood, Admiral of the Blue,
The Right Hon.ble Lord Hood, Admiral of the Blue, And Commander in Chief of his Majesty's Fleet in the Mediterranean.
Painted by L.F.Abbott. Engraved by V.Green Mezzotinto Engraver to his Majesty & to the Elector Palatine.
Published by L.F.Abbott Caroline Street, Bedford Square Decem.r 1st, 1795.
Mezzotint. 645 x 405mm (25½ x 16"). Very small margins
Full length portrait of Samuel Hood (1724-1816), published to commemorate his promotion to full admiral.
CS 66.
[Ref: 49966]   £520.00  
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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   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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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   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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George Tierney Esq.r Member for Southwark.
George Tierney Esq.r Member for Southwark. To the Right Hon.ble the Earl of Lauderdale, This Plate, is by his Lordship's permission, humbly Dedicated by W. Matthews.
Painted by L.F. Abbott. Engraved by W. Nutter. W. Matthews exc.t.
Published May 7th 1798, by W. Matthews, No 86 Blackman Street, near St George's Church, Southwark.
Stipple. 540 x 410mm (21¼ x 16") fine impression. A little wear to large margins.
Three-quarter length portrait of George Tierney (1761-1830), rolled petition in one hand, the Southwark end of London Bridge visible through a window. After attending Peterhouse, Cambridge, Tierney became a whig politician, a rival of William Pitt during the French Revolutionary Wars, even fighting a duel with him on Putney Heath in 1798, three weeks after this portrait was published. The same year Gillray caricatured Tierney as a guillotine operator. In 1803 he joined the government of Henry Addington, who made him Treasurer of the Navy and Privy Councillor; after Fox's death in 1806 he became President of the Board of Control (overseers of the East India Company) under Grenville.
[Ref: 48502]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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