Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait of Sally Siddons (1775-1803) 

Sir Thomas Lawrence PRA (1769-1830)

Portrait of Sally Siddons (1775-1803), Sir Thomas Lawrence PRA
Oil and Canvas
18th Century
56 1/2 by 44 in.; 143.4 by 111.8 cm.
Captain R.A. Frazer-Mackenzie, Netley Park, Gorris Hall, Surrey; By whom sold, London, Christie's, 1 July 1927, lot 12 (as "A Lady"); A.L. Nicholson, Esq., Llandaff House, Weybridge-on-Thames, Surrey; By whom sold, New York, Anderson's Galleries, 18 May 1933, lot 24 (as "Miss Siddons"); Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., New York; His sale, New York, Parke-Bernet, 29-30 April 1960, lot 197; There purchased by the family of the present owner.
K. Garlick, Sir Thomas Lawrence, London 1954, p. 57; K. Garlick, Sir Thomas Lawrence: A complete catalogue of the oil paintings, Oxford 1989, p. 265, cat. no. 716a (as 'whereabouts unknown').
Columbus, Ohio, The Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Sir Thomas Lawrence as Painter and Collector, exhibition catalogue, 1955, no. 25.
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The sitter, Sally Siddons, was the eldest daughter of Sarah Siddons (1755-1831), the most famous Shakespearian actress of the late eighteenth century.
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