James Smith, English oculist, early 18th century.
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Engraving by J Pine, 1717, after a painting by S Tuncks. James Smith was an oculist and artificial eye-maker at the Brunswick Coffee House in Fleet Street, London. This tradecard shows Smith, aged 47, holding one of the artificial eyes of his trade. Dimensions: 235mm x 145mm.