Image size ca. 180 x 122 mm., overall size ca. 345 x 275 mm. Matted, framed, and glazed.
Catalani is depicted in profile in formal dress standing before a large carved music stand, her left hand turning the page of a music book with blank staves, a mythological figure with lyre behind her.
Hall I, p. 218, 17. Arrigoni & Bertarelli 850.
"After appearances in Florence and Rome, in 1804 [Catalani] went to Lisbon, and in 1806 she made her London début at the King’s Theatre in M.A. Portugal’s Semiramide, also singing in Portugal’s Il ritorno di Serse and La morte di Mitridate, Mayr’s Che originali (Il fanatico per la musica) and Nasolini’s La morte di Cleopatra... Moving to Paris, she took over the direction of the Théâtre Italien in 1814... In 1817 she embarked on an extended tour of Europe, returning to London in 1824 for a few performances of Che originali (Il fanatico per la musica); then she gave up the stage. A beautiful woman with a superb, perfectly controlled voice, and a fine actress, she lacked the taste or education to make the most of her gifts." Elizabeth Forbes in Grove Music Online.
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