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William Thomas Lewis as Mercutio in 'Romeo and Juliet'

1 of 6 portraits of William Thomas Lewis

William Thomas Lewis as Mercutio in 'Romeo and Juliet', by Gainsborough Dupont, 1794 - NPG 5148 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

William Thomas Lewis as Mercutio in 'Romeo and Juliet'

by Gainsborough Dupont
oil on canvas, feigned oval, 1794
28 7/8 in. x 25 in. (733 mm x 635 mm)
Purchased, 1977
Primary Collection
NPG 5148


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  • Gainsborough Dupont (1754-1797), Painter and mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 10 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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This is one of a series of portraits commissioned from Gainsborough Dupont in 1793-4 by Thomas Harris manager of Covent Garden Theatre. The series eventually comprised over twenty portraits of Covent Garden actors which hung at Belmont, Harris' house in Uxbridge Common.

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