William ('Gentleman') Smith(1730-1819), Actor
Sitter associated with 8 portraits
Actor. William Smith, known as 'Gentleman Smith', was educated at Eton; he took a wide range of leading roles at Covent Garden and Drury Lane from 1753 to 1788, appearing as Richard III under Garrick and creating the part of Charles Surface in Sheridan's comedy, A School For Scandal, 1777.
by Valentine Green, published by William Wynne Ryland, after John Hamilton Mortimer
mezzotint, published 26 March 1771
by William Lawranson, published by William Richardson
mezzotint, published 1 January 1784
by William Lawranson
mezzotint, published 1784
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