Miss Stephens. Proof.
London: Published by W. Cribb. Tavistock St. Covent Garden Jany. 1. 1818.
A very fine coloured stipple. Printed in colour on backing sheet. 328 x 228mm. 13 x 9". Publication line rubbed. Trimmed to the plate.
Catherine Stephens (1794-1882), soprano known as 'Kitty'. She was Susanna in the first London production of the 'Marriage of Figaro', opposite John Liston, 1819 and Effie Deans at the premier of 'Heart of Midlothian' the same year. She retired in 1835 and three years later became the second wife of George Capel-Coningsby, 5th Earl of Essex, who was in his eighties and lasted just over a year.
Harvard: Vol. I:3. p.433.
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