The Celebrated Signor Morelli.Febo gli diè di chiara voce il vanto, Eulerpe gl’ispiro l’arte del canto, Tulia mostrogli il gesto, ond ‘ebbe l’aude: Europa tutta ascolat, osserva, e applaude.
Stipple and etching, rare 190 x 127mm (7½ x 5").
Portrait of Giovanni Morelli (fl.1787-1815), the singer, actor and composer. The circumstances of his birth, early life, and musical education are unknown. He was a basso singer and favourite at the opera; said to have been a running footman to Lord Cowper at Florence when a young man.
See: Daniell 107. Harvard III, p.226.
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