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Sir Martin Archer Shee: 'Mr Lewis as the Marquis in 'The Midnight Hour''

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William Thomas Lewis (1748 - 1811) was an actor. He is shown in Mrs Inchbald's play, produced at Covent Garden on 22 May 1787, in the part he then played.

The picture was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1792. The sitter's son left this picture as well as a valuable bequest of money to the Gallery, which continues as the Lewis Fund.

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