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Portrait of Mrs. Sarah Siddons
Portrait of Mrs. Sarah Siddons
Date:
ca. 1790
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Graphite On Paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 191 x 125 mm (7 1/2 x 4 15/16 in.); Frame: 454 x 384 x 44 mm (17 7/8 x 15 1/8 x 1 3/4 in.)
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Country:
Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Samuel Lysons (from the artist); Lysons’s family sale 21 April 1887, lot 322; Mrs. W.E. Price (presumably from the Lysons sale); W.R. Price; Mrs. Alan Davidson sale, London 2 March 1976, lot 142; Leger Galleries Ltd., London (sold to FAMSF 1977);

Accession Number:
1977.2.1
Acquisition Date:
1977-01-01
Credit Line:

Gift of the Goldyne family in memory of Dr. Alfred J. Goldyne

Exhibition History:

Judging by Appearance: Drawings from the Collection of Joseph & Deborah Goldyne
Legion of Honor, FAMSF: 3/4-6/4/2006; Samuel Lysons (from the artist); Lysons’s family sale 21 April 1887, lot 322; Mrs. W.E. Price (presumably from the Lysons sale); W.R. Price; Mrs. Alan Davidson sale, London 2 March 1976, lot 142; Leger Galleries Ltd., London (sold to FAMSF 1977);
FAMSF, CPLH: Recent Acquisitions 1976-1977, Aug 26 - Oct 23, 1977;
National Portrait Gallery, London: Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1769-1830, 1979-1980, exh. cat. by Michael Levey, no. 57, p. 88,repr.; Leger Galleries Ltd., London: Exhibition of English Watercolours, 1976, no.1, repr.;

FAMSF, CPLH: Master Drawings from the AFGA, 3 Aug - 13 Oct 1985. exh. cat. by Robert Flynn Johnson and Joseph R.Goldyne, no. 83, p. 182, repr. p.183, entry by Joseph R. Goldyne; CPLH, 18th and 19th Century English Figurative Prints and Drawings, 18 June - 18 Sept 1988;
Yale Center for British Art, Yale University,New Haven, CT, "Sir Thomas Lawrence", Feb 27 - April 25, 1993 (also Kimbell Museum, Fort Worth, TX , May 15 - July 11, 1993; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond,VA, July 31 - Sept 26, 1993. Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1973, exh. cat. by Kenneth Garlick, cat. no. ?; CPLH, TREASURES, 11 Nov 1995 - 3 March 1996.
The Huntington, San Marino, CA, Sarah Siddons, July 27 - Sept 26, 1999.

half length portrait of the actress, seated in a chair and wearing a mobcap (a fashionable high crowned and beribboned headgear worn indoors)