Lemuel Francis Abbott was one of the earliest golf portrait painters and his best know picture is the The Blackheath Golfer. His other golf work was of Henry Callender also a Blackheath captain ( 1790 1801 and 1807). Abbott was a distinguished portrait painter and painted portraits of many figures of the day including Admiral Nelson. He was bornin Leicestershire in 1760 the son of a clergyman. Although he exhibited at the Royal Academy he never became an Academician.