Maria F. Malibran. [Ink:] We have observed her in different points of view: we have seen her exalted on the dangerous pinnacle of worldly prosperity, surrounded by fawning and flattering friends, and an admiring world.We have seen her marked out by prejudice as an object of dislike. We have seen her bowed down by pain and bodily weakness; but never did we see her forget the urbanity of her sex, her conscious dignity as a rational creature, or a fervent aspiration after the highest degree of attainable perfection. We have seen her on the bed of sickness, enduring pain with the patience of a Christian, with the firm belief that the afflictions of this life are but for a moment!
Lithograph on sheet with ink text. Poem in ink on verso: The Passion Flower by Anna Johnson Reid. Sheet 386 x 235mm. 15¼ x 9¼". Some staining.
María Felicia García Sitches (1808-1836), seen holding opera glass, she was one of the most famous singers of the 19th century. She was born in Paris, into a famous Spanish musical family. Image used in 'Memoirs of Madam Malibran, by the countess de Merlin and other friends. With a selection from her correspondence'.
Harvard Vol.III: p.144, 3 (?).
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