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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Sydney Smith (1771-1845), Wit and Canon of St Paul's

Portraits in Regency Portraits Catalogue | Other NPG portraits

Sydney Smith

replica by Henry Perronet Briggs
1840, based on a work of 1833
NPG 1475

Sydney Smith

by Sir Edwin Landseer
circa 1835
NPG 2887

Sydney Smith

by Sir Edwin Landseer
circa 1835
NPG 4917

Sydney Smith

by John Marshall
NPG 5147

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