Maria F. Malibran [facsimile signature.]
Printed by J. Graf. London, J. Mitchell _ Library, 33 Old Bond Street. á Paris, chez Ritner et Goupil, Boulevard Montmartre. Deposè. [n.d. c.1836.]
Lithograph on india. Sheet 380 x 274mm. 15 x 10¾". Foxing to edges; label for original vendor lower right ('J. Dean, music seller & publisher, 148 New Bond Street').
María Felicia García Sitches (Malibran) (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. Malibran sung first in Italy, then in New York (where her father introduced Italian opera to the New World) before returning to France in 1827. The most charismatic singer of her epoch, Malibran sung frequently in England, and it was in Manchester that she died aged 28 (the cause of death was unclear).
Harvard: Pg 144-2
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