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Thomas Beach

Portrait of Sarah Siddons

Portrait of Sarah Siddons by Thomas Beach

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Thomas Beach was a pupil of Sir Joshua Reynolds. Although he resided for the main in Bath he exhibited often at the Royal Academy in London. He developed a passion for the theatre, and painted the famous actress Sarah Siddons on several occasions. This must be an early work, because in all his later portraits he shows her under 'the sway of the muse'.

Portrait of Sarah Siddons
Production date
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
743 x 616 mm
t Beach Pinx 1782 (LL)
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1928
Accession no
No known copyright restrictions
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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