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Dame Clara Ellen Butt (1872-1936), Singer

Sitter in 35 portraits
Educated at South Bristol high school and the Royal College of Music, Butt began her singing career in 1892. She was celebrated for her magnificent contralto voice and stately appearance and often performed works composed for her by Sir Edward Elgar. She was created DBE in the same year for her services during the First World War.

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Dame Clara Ellen Butt

by Hayman Seleg Mendelssohn
albumen cabinet card, 1890s
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Dame Clara Ellen Butt

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card, circa late 1890s
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Dame Clara Ellen Butt

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1900s
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Robert Henry Kennerley-Rumford and Dame Clara Ellen Butt with their son

by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, early 1900s
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Dame Clara Ellen Butt

by Unknown photographer
postcard print, 1900s
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Robert Henry Kennerley-Rumford; Dame Clara Ellen Butt

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
matte bromide book postcard print, 1900s
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Dame Clara Ellen Butt

by Unknown photographer
matte bromide postcard print, early 1900s
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Dame Clara Ellen Butt

by Unknown photographer
carbon print, 1900s
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Dame Clara Ellen Butt; Robert Henry Kennerley-Rumford

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
stereoscopic card, 1900s
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Dame Clara Ellen Butt

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1900s
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Dame Clara Ellen Butt

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1900s
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'Madame Clara Butt and babies'

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, circa 1905
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'Mr. & Mrs. Kennerley Rumford & family embarking for Australia'

by Foulsham & Banfield, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1907
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Mr & Mrs Kennerley-Rumford & Family

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
hand-coloured bromide postcard print, 1907
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Dame Clara Ellen Butt; Robert Henry Kennerley-Rumford

by James Charles Dinham, published by J. Beagles & Co
postcard print, 1910
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Dame Clara Ellen Butt as Night

by The Dover Street Studios Ltd
bromide print, June 1911
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Dame Clara Ellen Butt

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 May 1915
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Dame Clara Ellen Butt

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 May 1915
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Dame Clara Ellen Butt

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 May 1915
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