Mrs Siddons, by Léon-Joseph Chavalliaud
Mrs Siddons

Sarah Siddons (1755-1831)

Léon-Joseph Chavalliaud (c.1858-1921)

Unveiled 1897

Marble

Paddington Green, London W2

Other views

  • Whole monument from the front
  • Mrs Siddons from the other side
  • Chavalliaud's best-known work, this statue of Sarah Siddons shows her as the tragic muse (hence the mask), after the famous painting of her by Sir Joshua Reynolds. A placard on the Green tells us that it was unveiled, suitably enough, by Sir Henry Irving. [continued below]

    Photograph and text Jacqueline Banerjee, 2011.

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