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Sir William Sidney Smith

(1764-1840), Admiral

Regency Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 23 portraits
Admiral. Theatrical and self-centred but brave and energetic, Smith caught the public imagination in 1798 by his escape from the Temple prison in Paris, where he had been imprisoned by the French after his capture in a naval expedition off Le Havre. He was back in the public eye again in 1799 as a result of his heroic defence of Acre in the eastern Mediterranean.

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Sir William Sidney Smith, by and published by Thomas Cheesman, sold by  Mrs Smith, sold by  Antonio Poggi, after  John Opie - NPG D41785

Sir William Sidney Smith

by and published by Thomas Cheesman, sold by Mrs Smith, sold by Antonio Poggi, after John Opie
stipple engraving, published 6 May 1796
NPG D41785

Sir William Sidney Smith, published by Allen & West - NPG D6790

Sir William Sidney Smith

published by Allen & West
stipple engraving, published 1 October 1796
NPG D6790

Sir William Sidney Smith, by and published by Thomas Cheesman, sold by  Mrs Smith, sold by  Antonio Poggi, after  John Opie - NPG D6791

Sir William Sidney Smith

by and published by Thomas Cheesman, sold by Mrs Smith, sold by Antonio Poggi, after John Opie
stipple engraving, published 6 May 1796
NPG D6791

Sir William Sidney Smith, by Maria Louisa Catherine Cecilia Cosway (née Hadfield), after  Phillippe Hennequin - NPG D6792

Sir William Sidney Smith

by Maria Louisa Catherine Cecilia Cosway (née Hadfield), after Phillippe Hennequin
etching, 1797
NPG D6792

Sir William Sidney Smith ('Sir Sidney Smith'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12711

Sir William Sidney Smith ('Sir Sidney Smith')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 10 November 1799
NPG D12711

Sir William Sidney Smith, after Unknown artist - NPG D41783

Sir William Sidney Smith

after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D41783

Sir William Sidney Smith, by Unknown artist - NPG D15766

Sir William Sidney Smith

by Unknown artist
stipple engraving, circa 1800-1825
NPG D15766

Sir William Sidney Smith, by William Say, published by  John Peter Thompson, after  Sir Robert Ker Porter - NPG D41781

Sir William Sidney Smith

by William Say, published by John Peter Thompson, after Sir Robert Ker Porter
mezzotint, published 19 June 1802
NPG D41781

Defence of the Breach at St Jean D'Acre by Sir William Sidney Smith, by and published by Anthony Fogg, after  William Hamilton - NPG D1367

Defence of the Breach at St Jean D'Acre by Sir William Sidney Smith

by and published by Anthony Fogg, after William Hamilton
engraving, published 7 April 1802
NPG D1367

Sir William Sidney Smith, by Edward Bell, published by  Edward Orme, after  John Westbrooke Chandler - NPG D41784

Sir William Sidney Smith

by Edward Bell, published by Edward Orme, after John Westbrooke Chandler
mezzotint, published 1 March 1803
NPG D41784

Sir William Sidney Smith with 'Seige of Acre', by and published by Anthony Cardon, and by  James Mitan, after  Sir Robert Ker Porter - NPG D41787

Sir William Sidney Smith with 'Seige of Acre'

by and published by Anthony Cardon, and by James Mitan, after Sir Robert Ker Porter
stipple and line engraving, published April 1804
NPG D41787

Sir William Sidney Smith, by Anthony Cardon, after  Sir Robert Ker Porter - NPG D6794

Sir William Sidney Smith

by Anthony Cardon, after Sir Robert Ker Porter
stipple engraving, published 1804
NPG D6794

The Death of Gen: Sir Ralph Abercrombie, by Giovanni Vendramini, printed by  J. Matthews, published by  John Peter Thompson, after  Sir Robert Ker Porter - NPG D13764

The Death of Gen: Sir Ralph Abercrombie

by Giovanni Vendramini, printed by J. Matthews, published by John Peter Thompson, after Sir Robert Ker Porter
stipple engraving, published 4 June 1804
NPG D13764

Descriptive Sketch of the Print of the Death of Gen: Sir Ralph Abercrombie, published by John Peter Thompson, after  Sir Robert Ker Porter - NPG D13765

Descriptive Sketch of the Print of the Death of Gen: Sir Ralph Abercrombie

published by John Peter Thompson, after Sir Robert Ker Porter
etching, published 1804
NPG D13765

Sir William Sidney Smith with 'Seige of Acre', by and published by Anthony Cardon, and by  James Mitan, after  Sir Robert Ker Porter - NPG D19131

Sir William Sidney Smith with 'Seige of Acre'

by and published by Anthony Cardon, and by James Mitan, after Sir Robert Ker Porter
stipple and line engraving, published April 1804
NPG D19131

Sir William Sidney Smith, published by Thomas Tegg - NPG D41782

Sir William Sidney Smith

published by Thomas Tegg
stipple engraving, published 1 July 1807
NPG D41782

Sir William Sidney Smith, by and published by Anthony Cardon, after  John Eckstein - NPG D41786

Sir William Sidney Smith

by and published by Anthony Cardon, after John Eckstein
stipple engraving, published 1 January 1808 (1801-1802)
NPG D41786

National Pursuits, by Charles Williams - NPG D46371

National Pursuits

by Charles Williams
hand-coloured etching, published for the proprietors of Town Talk 1 April 1812
NPG D46371

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