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Mrs. Siddons

1825 (printed)
Place of origin

Print of the actress, Sarah Siddons (1755-1831), 28th September, 1825.

Object details

Object type
TitleMrs. Siddons (assigned by artist)
Materials and techniques
Engraving on paper
Brief description
Print of the actress, Sarah Siddons (1755-1831), 28th September, 1825
Physical description
Print of the actress, Sarah Siddons (1755-1831). The print features a three quarter profile, head and shoulders image of Siddons. She is shown with her gaze directed away from the viewer. She is wearing a dark dress with a sleeveless crossover bodice, over a pale, long sleeved dress, which is secured with a buckle at the centre front. Her hair is dressed in soft curls and ringlets. A caption above the central image reads 'The Vignet', 'An encircled Serpent, emblematic of immortality. The Bright Hallo, given the genius of/Shakespeare as illustrated by a Siddons-Shakespear in small Capitals entwines the name of Ss.'
  • Height: 22.4cm (approximately) (Note: The measurements given are for the print itself, rather than the dark sugar paper on which the print is mounted.)
  • Width: 16.4cm (approximately)
Credit line
Gabrielle Enthoven Collection
Subject depicted
Print of the actress, Sarah Siddons (1755-1831), 28th September, 1825.
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Record createdJune 23, 2015
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