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Creator:
Print made by Francis Haward, 1759–1797, British
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Title:

Mrs. Siddons, in the Character of the Tragic Muse

Date:
1787
Medium:
Mezzotint, etching and stipple engraving (first state) on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 28 × 20 inches (71.1 × 50.8 cm), Plate: 25 × 18 inches (63.5 × 45.7 cm), and Image: 21 7/8 × 16 inches (55.6 × 40.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "122. I selected this from several Proofs. GB"; inscribed on verso in graphite, upper right: "30 x 22 1/2 | 3"; lower right: "[...] | 4.4.0."

Lettered inside image, center: "JOSHUA REYNOLDS PINXIT 1784"; below image: "Sir Joshua Reynolds Pinxit. | Francis Haward Sculpt. A. R. | London, Publish'd June 4th, 1787 by Frans. Haward, No.29 Marsh Street Lambeth near the Turnpike."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.246
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
literary theme | tragedy
Associated People:
Siddons (née Kemble), Sarah (1755–1831), actress
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:21734
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