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

Sitter associated with 52 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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'Upwards of five hundred photographic portraits of the most celebrated personages of the age'

by Ashford Brothers & Co, after Disdéri, and Camille Silvy, and Duroni & Murer, and Émile Desmaisons, and John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and (George) Herbert Watkins, and William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
NPG x139661


Adelina Patti

by Southwell Brothers
embossed diamond cameo albumen carte-de-visite, mid-late 1860s
NPG x197543


'Operatic Prima Donnas'

by Ashford Brothers & Co, after Henry Hering, and Mayer Brothers, and Richard Burton & Co, and Disdéri, and Camille Silvy, and probably William Edward Kilburn, and Southwell Brothers, and John Burton, and Clarkington & Co (Charles Clarkington), a
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
NPG x197566


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 Jose Maria Mora
albumen cabinet card, 1882
NPG x197480


Adelina Patti

by Nadar (Gaspard Félix Tournachon)
albumen cabinet card, circa 1887
NPG x197481


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, 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