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Adelina Patti (1843-1919), Singer; sister of Carlotta Patti

Sitter associated with 47 portraits
Celebrated soprano; the daughter of two Italian singers, she first sang at a concert in 1850, and made her operatic debut as Lucia, 1859. Thereafter she became an international opera star and enjoyed unparalleled popularity in a wide variety of roles, being admired both for her resonant singing voice and her dramatic talent. A particular favourite in Britain, she retired to a house in Wales.

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Adelina Patti in costume for six different roles

by Camille Silvy
albumen photomontage, 1866 (1861-1866)
NPG Ax59128


Adelina Patti

by W. & D. Downey
copy print, 1868
NPG x32979


Adelina Patti

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print on card mount, published 1889
NPG Ax5451


Adelina Patti

by York & Son
lantern slide, 1890s
NPG x3658


Adelina Patti

by Walery, published by Sampson Low & Co
carbon print on card mount, published January 1890
NPG Ax38315


Adelina Patti

by Hayman Seleg Mendelssohn
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 22 April 1903
NPG x136554


Adelina Patti

published by Charles Sheard, after Unknown artist
lithograph, circa 1870s
NPG D42813