Stipple. Sheet size: 160 x 120mm (6¼ x 4¾"). Trimmed inside platemark. Glued to backing sheet.
A portrait of Angelica Catalani (1782 - 1849) in Egyptian costume. Half-length in oval, three-quarters to right but looking to front, wearing headdress, drop earrings and a dress with decorative bands at the neck, including a 6 leaf clover on her breasts. Catalini was an Italian opera singer, a soprano of nearly three octaves in range. Its unsurpassed power and flexibility made her one of the greatest bravura singers of all times. She also worked as a singing teacher. Her pupils included Laure Cinti-Damoreau and Fanny Corri-Paltoni.
[Ref: 34359] £85.00