Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close This artwork is in public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. If you are a copyright owner of this artwork, or his/hers legal representative, and you do not agree that this artwork is public domain, please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain ← → Mrs Siddons as the Tragic Muse Joshua Reynolds Alternative name: Sarah Siddons as the Tragic Muse Date: c.1784 - c.1789 Style: Neoclassicism Genre: portrait Media: oil, canvas Dimensions: 240 x 148 cm Location: Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, US Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Siddons_as_the_Tragic_Muse References: www.tate.org.uk Order an oil painting reproduction Ad Image dimension 364x600px, View all sizes 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 her are figures representing terror (right) and pity. Her pose recalls the figure of prophet Isaiah from Michelangelo's Sistine Ceiling, but Mrs Siddons insisted she had composed it spontaneously herself. This is one of three versions Reynolds made of the portrait. Joshua Reynolds Famous works Self-Portrait Joshua Reynolds · 1753 - 1755 Garrick Between Tragedy and Comedy Joshua Reynolds · 1760 - 1761 Colonel Acland and Lord Sydney: The Archers Joshua Reynolds · 1769 Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn and his Mother Joshua Reynolds · 1769 Three Ladies Adorning a Term of Hymen Joshua Reynolds · 1773 Lady Jane Halliday Joshua Reynolds · 1779 Mrs Siddons as the Tragic Muse Joshua Reynolds · 1784 - 1789 View all 223 artworks Related Artworks The Woodsman Thomas Gainsborough Mary, Lady Bate Dudley Thomas Gainsborough Sophia Charlotte, Lady Sheffield Thomas Gainsborough The Honourable Charles Wolfran Cornwal Thomas Gainsborough Mrs. Richard Brinsley Sheridan Thomas Gainsborough The Earl of Darnley Thomas Gainsborough A peasant girl with dog and jug Thomas Gainsborough Portrait of George Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer Thomas Gainsborough Miss Catherine Tatton Thomas Gainsborough The Duke and Duchess of Cumberland Thomas Gainsborough Mrs. Sarah Siddons, the actress Thomas Gainsborough Mr. and Mrs. William Hallett (The Morning Walk) Thomas Gainsborough Lord Hastings, Governor of India Thomas Gainsborough The three eldest daughters of George III: Princesses Charlotte, Augusta and Elizabeth Thomas Gainsborough Portrait of John Hobart, 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire Thomas Gainsborough John and Henry Trueman Villebois Thomas Gainsborough Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire Thomas Gainsborough John Joseph Merlin Thomas Gainsborough George, Prince of Wales, Later George IV Thomas Gainsborough Girl with Birds Jean-Baptiste Greuze 1 Load more Advertisement.