A Passion for Performance: Sarah Siddons and Her Portraitists

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A Passion for Performance features three lively essays--by Robyn Asleson, Shelley Bennett, Mark Leonard, and Shearer West--that explore the life and career of the English actress Sarah Siddons (1755-1831), who was renowned for her majestic beauty and impassioned performances. This lavish volume also illuminates her relationships with a number of artists who portrayed her, bringing together fifty-six portraits of Siddons including works by Sir Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough, George Romney, Thomas Lawrence, and Gilbert Stuart, along with a chronology of the actress' life.

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Robyn Asleson, research associate at the Huntington Library, San Marino, California and author of Albert Moore: The Analysis of Beauty, Shelley Bennett, curator at the Huntington and author of Thomas Stothard: The Mechanisms of Art Patronage in England, Mark Leonard and Shearer West.

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Book Description J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. xvii, 142 pp. Three essays, 55 portraits, chronology, bibliography. Includes works by Reynolds, Gainsborough, Romney, Lawrence, etc. Brand new, shrinkwrapped. Bookseller Inventory # 000861

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