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Image number: RS.11648
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of William Smith

Date

ca. 1837

Sitter

William Smith (1756-1835, British), Politician

Creator

Thomas Anthony Dean (1801-1860, British), Engraver

After

Hugues Fourau (b.1803, French), Painter

Object type

Archive reference number

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 226mm
width (print): 153mm

Subject

Description

Half-length portrait of William Smith, in left three quarter profile. He wears regency-style clothing of coat, waistcoat, ruffled shirt and dark cravat.

Inscribed ‘PL.1. Fourau. pinxt. T.A. Dean. sculpt. Wm. Smith L.L.D. aged 69’.

William Smith was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1806.

Provenance: Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p.73

Associated place

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