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Lemuel Francis Abbott Esqr.

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    14/11/1805 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Green, Valentine, born 1739 - died 1813 (engraver)
    Abbott, Lemuel Francis (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 1

Physical description

Half-length portrait, turned to right and looking to front. The sitter is wearing a black coat, buttoned up, and his hair is tied back in a bow. In his right hand he is holding a crayon, and in his left a portrait of Horatio Nelson.

Place of Origin

London (published)


14/11/1805 (published)


Green, Valentine, born 1739 - died 1813 (engraver)
Abbott, Lemuel Francis (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'L. F. Abbott Pinxt. Published Novr. 14th 1805 by Jno. Harris. No.30. Conduit Street, Bond Street, London. Engraved by V. Green, Mezzotinto Engraver to his Majesty. Lemuel Francis Abbott Esqr. Painted by Himself.'


Height: 46.5 cm size of mount, Width: 38 cm size of mount

Descriptive line

Half-length portrait of Lemuel Francis Abbott holding a portrait of Horatio Nelson. Mezzotint by Valentine Green, after Lemuel Francis Abbott, 1805.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Smith, John Chaloner. British Mezzotinto Portraits. London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1883. Vol. 2, p. 533.

Production Note

The publisher is listed as a Jno. Harris.





Subjects depicted

Pencil; Artist


Portraits; Prints; A Year of Objects: October, Trafalgar Day


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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