Catalogue entry

Lemuel Francis Abbott 1760–1803
T01067 PORTRAIT OF THE ENGRAVER FRANCESCO BARTOLOZZI
Not inscribed.
Canvas, 29 3/4×26 5/8 (80·5×67·5)
Presented by Mrs M Bernard 1968.
Coll: Mrs M Bernard.

Probably painted towards the end of Bartolozzi's stay in England. He left for Lisbon in 1802 and died there in 1815 at the age of 88. In Abbott's portrait he appears considerably older than in Marcuard's engraving of 1784 after Reynolds' portrait, for which Bartolozzi sat in 1771 and 1773.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery: Acquisitions 1968-9, London 1969