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William Thomas Lewis (circa 1746-1812), Actor

Sitter in 6 portraits
Lewis was an actor and theatre manger who began his career in Ireland before arriving in London in 1773. He soon became well-known London's theatrical circles, performing in Covent Garden for 35 consecutive seasons. He was famous for his comic roles and was known as 'Gentleman Lewis' to reflect his refined style of acting.

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