2 of 4 portraits of Clara Novello
by Edward Petre Novello
oil on canvas, 1833
56 1/8 in. x 44 3/8 in. (1425 mm x 1126 mm)
Bequeathed by the sitter's granddaughter, Contessa Gigliucci, 1983
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Artistback to top
- Edward Petre Novello (1813-1836), Painter. Artist associated with 4 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
The daughter of the musician Vincent Novello, Clara became one of the outstanding sopranos of the period, and was the original soprano soloist in Rossini's Stabat Mater. (landscapes and views)
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ribeiro, Aileen, The Gallery of Fashion, 2000, p. 166
- Ribeiro, Aileen; Blackman, Cally, A Portrait of Fashion: Six Centuries of Dress at the National Portrait Gallery, 2015, p. 171
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 464
Events of 1833back to top
Current affairsShaftesbury's Factory Act is passed regulating women's hours and providing for the education of children working in the textile industry.
Bank Act is passed, making Bank of England notes Britain's legal tender.
Art and scienceCharles Lamb publishes Last Essays of Elia after the enormous success of his earlier Essays. A comic allegorization of his humdrum clerical job they become one of the period's literary sensations.
Charles Dickens begins his series Sketches by Boz in the Monthly Magazine.