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Adelaide Ristori

(1822-1906), Actress

Sitter in 26 portraits
Internationally renowned Italian tragedienne. The daughter of strolling players, Ristori began as a child actress and at the age of 14 was cast in the title role of Silvio Pellico's Francesca da Rimini. She joined the Royal Sardinian Company as ingenue and advanced in two years to the position of leading lady. In 1855 she went to Paris, where she initially received a mixed reception. She finally triumphed as a tragedienne in Vittorio Alfieri's Mirra and Alexandre Dumas championed her work. She toured the United States for the first time in 1866, and her successes encouraged her return there several times. Ristori's theatrical career continued until 1885.

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Adelaide Ristori, by Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(49)

Adelaide Ristori

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, arched top, late 1850s
NPG P301(49)

Adelaide Ristori, by Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(50)

Adelaide Ristori

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, arched top, late 1850s
NPG P301(50)

Adelaide Ristori, by Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(51)

Adelaide Ristori

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, arched top, late 1850s
NPG P301(51)

Adelaide Ristori, by Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(64)

Adelaide Ristori

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, late 1850s
NPG P301(64)

Adelaide Ristori, by Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(65)

Adelaide Ristori

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, arched top, late 1850s
NPG P301(65)

Adelaide Ristori, by Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(66)

Adelaide Ristori

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, late 1850s
NPG P301(66)

Adelaide Ristori, by Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(67)

Adelaide Ristori

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, arched top, late 1850s
NPG P301(67)

Adelaide Ristori, by Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(93)

Adelaide Ristori

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, arched top, late 1850s
NPG P301(93)

Adelaide Ristori, by Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(95)

Adelaide Ristori

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, arched top, late 1850s
NPG P301(95)

Adelaide Ristori, by Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(184b)

Adelaide Ristori

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, arched top, late 1850s
NPG P301(184b)

Adelaide Ristori, by Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(105)

Adelaide Ristori

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, late 1850s
NPG P301(105)

Adelaide Ristori, by Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(122)

Adelaide Ristori

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, late 1850s
NPG P301(122)

Adelaide Ristori, by Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(123)

Adelaide Ristori

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, late 1850s
NPG P301(123)

Adelaide Ristori, by Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(124)

Adelaide Ristori

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, late 1850s
NPG P301(124)

Adelaide Ristori, by Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(176)

Adelaide Ristori

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, late 1850s
NPG P301(176)

Collage of 101 figures, compiled by Cecilia Mary Jocelyn (née Elliot), after  Disdéri, after  John Jabez Edwin Mayall, after  Camille Silvy, and after  Unknown photographers - NPG Ax129160

Collage of 101 figures

compiled by Cecilia Mary Jocelyn (née Elliot), after Disdéri, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall, after Camille Silvy, and after Unknown photographers
albumen print collage, 1860s
NPG Ax129160

Adelaide Ristori, by Lorenzo Suscipj (Suscipi) - NPG x74571

Adelaide Ristori

by Lorenzo Suscipj (Suscipi)
albumen cabinet card in window mount, 1860s
NPG x74571

Adelaide Ristori, by (Octavius) Charles Watkins - NPG x138114

Adelaide Ristori

by (Octavius) Charles Watkins
albumen print, 1860s
NPG x138114

'Popular Actresses', by Frederick Holland Mares, after  Alexander Bassano, and  Clarkington & Co (Charles Clarkington), and  Joseph Richard James, and  Horatio Nelson King, and  Camille Silvy, and possibly  Leonida Caldesi, and  Adolphe Paul Auguste Beau, and  Thomas Cranfiel - NPG x137000

'Popular Actresses'

by Frederick Holland Mares, after Alexander Bassano, and Clarkington & Co (Charles Clarkington), and Joseph Richard James, and Horatio Nelson King, and Camille Silvy, and possibly Leonida Caldesi, and Adolphe Paul Auguste Beau, and Thomas Cranfiel
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x137000

Adelaide Ristori as Mary Stuart in 'Mary Stuart', by Napoleon Sarony - NPG x38884

Adelaide Ristori as Mary Stuart in 'Mary Stuart'

by Napoleon Sarony
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1868
NPG x38884

Adelaide Ristori as Mary Stuart, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax7603

Adelaide Ristori as Mary Stuart

by Unknown photographer
woodburytype, 1870s
NPG Ax7603

Adelaide Ristori, by Napoleon Sarony - NPG x197380

Adelaide Ristori

by Napoleon Sarony
albumen cabinet card, 1880s
NPG x197380

Adelaide Ristori, by Unknown photographer - NPG x19012

Adelaide Ristori

by Unknown photographer
bromide postcard print, 1900-1906
NPG x19012

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Adelaide Ristori as Mary Stuart

by Unknown photographer
woodburytype, 1870s
NPG x38885

Web image not currently available

Adelaide Ristori as Mary Stuart

by Unknown photographer
woodburytype, 1870s
NPG x38886

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