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Sarah Siddons (née Kemble) as Melpomene

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Sarah Siddons (née Kemble) as Melpomene, by James Gillray, published by  James Ridgway, published 6 December 1784 - NPG D19729 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sarah Siddons (née Kemble) as Melpomene

by James Gillray, published by James Ridgway
etching and aquatint, published 6 December 1784
13 1/4 in. x 10 3/8 in. (335 mm x 265 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
Reference Collection
NPG D19729


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  • James Gillray (1756-1815), Caricaturist. Artist associated with 881 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
  • James Ridgway (active 1784-1811). Artist associated with 6 portraits.

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  • NPG D41671: Sarah Siddons (née Kemble) as Melpomene (impression from same plate as)