London: [ca. 1880]. 14-7/8 x 10-1/4" (ca. 320 x 170 mm.). Published in the series "The Drawing Room Portrait Gallery of Eminent Personages Presented with the Illustrated News of the World."
From the collection of Marilyn Horne (b. 1934).
Slightly worn; foxed, primarily to margins; a 1" tear to lower margin; additional small edge chips and tears.
Guarducci, a noted mezzo-soprano, made her dubut as Léonor de Guzman in Donizetti's La Favorita at Drury Lane in April of 1859.
A distinguished American mezzo-soprano, "Horne had a voice of extraordinary range, rich and tangy in timbre, with a stentorian chest register and an exciting top... In concert she once achieved the feat of singing in a single programme Rossini arias and Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene, proof of her exceptional versatility. Throughout her lengthy career she was an admired recitalist, singing lieder, mélodies, Spanish and American songs with equal aplomb." Alan Blyth in Grove Music Online. Item #30294
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