Print (Mezzotint) of William Smith, c.1740.
|Inventory Number:|| 35716|
|Object Type:|| print|
William Smith (Subject)|
|Subject Classification(s):||Portraits Prints Collection|
|Brief Description:||Print (Mezzotint) of William Smith, c.1740.|
The Effigie of Will'm Smith Philomath.
Observe the Man of Astrologic Skill who by his art turns Fortune at his wil ye tender fair, who would know fates decree, Inspect the Print, you'l know as well as he.
|Primary Inscriptions:||Pencil note on verso [in Gunther's hand]:
Noble says he was Philomath or lover of mathematics & [Hypotheses]. He published some work upon that science
Noble 3. 361
Will'm Smith a celebrated fortune teller and famed for his skill in discovering the [unclear] - but in consseqience of his offering a reward for the recovery of a favourite dog the imposition was found out and he obliged to shift his [unclear] almost at the peril of his life.|
|Collection Group:||Hope Portraits Collection|