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English Baroque Era Painter, ca.1664-1745

Painting ID::  81716
Portrait of William Cowper
Date ca. 1710(1710) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 740 x 527 cm (291.3 x 207.5 in) cyf
English Baroque Era Painter, ca.1664-1745
Jonathan Richardson Portrait of William Cowper oil painting reproduction


   
 

 

 
   
      


Painting ID::  82845
Portrait of William Cowper
1792(1792) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 127 x 101.6 cm (50 x 40 in) cyf

Lemuel Francis Abbott Portrait of William Cowper oil painting reproduction


   
 

 

 
   
      

Lemuel Francis Abbott
1760-1803 Lemuel Francis Abbott Locations English painter. He was the son of a clergyman and went to London to study with Francis Hayman shortly before the latter death in 1776; he may have completed his studies in Derby with Joseph Wright of Derby. By the early 1780s Abbott had established a busy portrait practice in London. The formula he adopted for most of his head-and-shoulder portraits can be seen in Sir William Herschel (1785; London, N. Mar. Mus.): the body is parallel to the picture plane, and the sitter head is moved into three-quarter profile, as if his attention has been suddenly distracted. In later portraits, such as those of fellow artists Francesco Bartolozzi (c. 1792; London, Tate) or Joseph Nollekens (c. 1797; London, N.P.G.), the sitter hand or some attribute balances the movement of the head. Only male portraits by Abbott are known, and his patrons were mostly drawn from the professional classes, particularly the Navy; there are several versions of Lord Nelson (e.g. 1798; London, N. Mar. Mus.). His style is crisp but scratchy in technique, and often the anatomy of his figures is inaccurate. Paint is handled in a manner comparable with that of Gainsborough Dupont, but Abbott sense of composition is superior. In 1798 he was certified insane, but he continued to exhibit at the Royal Academy in London for two further years. Several of his works were probably finished by another hand.
Portrait of William Cowper
1792(1792) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 127 x 101.6 cm (50 x 40 in) cyf

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