Susannah Maria Cibber (née Arne) (1714-1766), Actress and singer
Sitter in 6 portraits
Susannah Maria Cibber was a celebrated actress who had a long stage partnership with David Garrick. She began singing professionally to support her family in the late 1720s. She was promoted by her brother, the composer Thomas Augustus Arne, and Handel, her music teacher, who composed the contralto songs in The Messiah for her to perform.