Lithograph with gold-leaf ribbed border, on album page. 166 x 108mm. 6½ x 4¼". Foxed.
Her right hand raised to her chin and supported at the elbow by her left hand. Sophie Crüwell, Viscountess Vigier, stage name Sophie Cruvelli (1826-1907) was a German opera singer. She was a dramatic soprano who had a brief but successful public career in London and Paris. She was known as a tragedienne and both Verdi and Meyerbeer created operatic roles with the intention that she should first perform them.
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