Only Connect - Angelica Catalani <> Nicolo Paganini

How are these sitters connected?



Angelica Catalani, by Alfred Edward Chalon, 1814 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Angelica Catalani
by Alfred Edward Chalon
1814
NPG 1962(a)

Nicolo Paganini, by Richard James Lane, published 1831 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Nicolo Paganini
by Richard James Lane
published 1831
NPG D5451

The connection
In 1823 Niccolò Paganini wrote that soprano Angelica Catalani’s: ‘…voice is strong, and agile, forming the most beautiful instrument, but missing the measure of musical philosophy.

Find out more about Catalani connections with co-curator Peter Sheppard Skaerved


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