London: Brain & Payne, [ca. 1850].
Image size 170 x 152 mm, overall size ca. 410 x 280 mm. On wove paper, laid down to heavy card stock.
Three-quarter length, holding pen, against dark background with floral decoration bordered with scrollwork. Excerpted from Payne's Universum (ca. 1850).
From the collection of the distinguished American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne (b. 1934).
Unevenly browned; tape repair to left edge slightly extending into background of image.
Albert Henry Payne (1812-1902) was an English engraver who worked in Leipzig. The company he founded produced numerous engravings of cities, landscapes, and portraits as well as printing music.
"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.
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