Sir Joshua Reynolds" portrait of Mrs. Siddons as the tragic muse by Robert R. Wark

Cover of: Sir Joshua Reynolds

Published by Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery in San Marino, Calif .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792.,
  • Siddons, Sarah, 1755-1831 -- Portraits.

Edition Notes

Colored illus. mounted on cover.

Book details

Statementby Robert R. Wark.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsND497.R4 W27
The Physical Object
Pagination31 p.
Number of Pages31
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5937063M
LC Control Number65004906

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Article Wikipedia article References Reynolds's portrait immediately confirmed Mrs Siddons's status as the greatest tragic actor of her day. He presents her not merely in a theatrical role, but as the embodiment of Melpomene, the muse of tragedy.

Behind Artist: Joshua Reynolds. Reynolds's Mrs. Siddons as the Tragic Muse was a collaborative, speculative venture rather than an ordinary commissioned portrait.

Sarah Siddons (née Kemble) as the Tragic Muse. by Francis Haward, after Sir Joshua Reynolds stipple engraving, published () 24 3/4 in. x 17 3/4 in. ( mm x mm) plate size; 24 7/8 in. x 18 1/8 in. ( mm x mm) paper size.

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Siddons as the Tragic Muse in his History of Modern Europe, and Romney had previously painted Mrs. Yates in the same character.] [Footnote The compliment has sometimes been referred to the portrait of Lady Cockburn, but the incident is related by Northcote as told him by Mrs.

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Siddons is memorialized throughout England in monuments and statuary, and is a frequent point of reference in literature. Sarah Siddons (née Kemble) as the Tragic Muse. by Joseph Sir Joshua Reynolds portrait of Mrs. Siddons as the tragic muse book, published by Hannah Humphrey, after Sir Joshua Reynolds hand-coloured mixed-method engraving, published 10 June () NPG D   Sir Joshua Reynolds, Portrait of Mrs Siddons as the Tragic Muse, (The Huntington Library, Pasadena, California).

Mrs Siddons was the most celebrated tragedienne of her day. Her identification with the Tragic Muse, Melpomene, was a commonplace of the time; here Reynolds translates this idea into a solemn. Among her fans was Sir Joshua Reynolds, the near legendary Georgian artist, and he memorialised Mrs Siddons forever in his remarkable work, Mrs Siddons as the Tragic Muse.

This portrait has been an inspiration to me for many years and a print hangs in pride of place in my sitting room, where it often attracts compliments. Sir Joshua Reynolds, Mrs Siddons as the Tragic Muse, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London.

The allegorical portrait Allegorical portraits. Sir Joshua Reynolds painted his famous portrait, "Mrs. Siddons as the Tragic Muse," in (see Infobox), and signed it on the hem of her dress, "for," he told her, "I have resolved to go down to posterity on the hem of your garment.".

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Mrs. Siddons was a dramatic actress playing the part of tragic heroines of Shakespeare. She was highly respected and much loved. When Reynolds asked her to sit down, she assumed the pose you see in the painting and that's the way he portrayed her.

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The name of Mrs. Siddons is one of the most distinguished in the history of English dramatic art. For thirty years she was unsurpassed in her impersonation of the tragic heroines of Shakespeare. Her first great success was in the season ofwhen she appeared for the second time on the London stage.

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his grand allegorical picture of Mrs. Siddons as the Tragic Muse,2 and in Lord Heathfield,3 one of the finest and most characteristic of his portraits. In Sir Joshua found his sight so much affected that he determined to paint no more.

The portrait of Lady Betty Delm6 was doubtless exhibited. Mrs n, Companion to the Most Celebrated Private Galleries of Art in London,p; Dr Waagen, Treasures of Art in Great Britain, p "A Portrait of a Greek Lady, in her national costume, with black but very sunken is most remarkable for the clear and warm colouring"; andLife and Times of Sir Joshua Reynolds, pp.

Sir Joshua Reynolds's portrait of the famous English tragic actress Sarah Siddons was hailed at the time of its first exhibition in as one of the greatest portraits of all time; it still ranks among the significant works of lateth-century art.Sir Joshua Reynolds was an English painter, specialising in portraits.

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Reynolds was born in Plympton, Devonshire, on Jthe son of a cleric. He learned portraiture from a painter in London and in sailed to the .

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