William Thomas Lewis as Mercutio in 'Romeo and Juliet'

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This is one of a series of portraits commissioned from Gainsborough Dupont in 1793–1794 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.

National Portrait Gallery, London



William Thomas Lewis as Mercutio in 'Romeo and Juliet'




oil on canvas


H 73.3 x W 63.5 cm

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Purchased, 1977

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