(John) Sims Reeves(1818-1900), Singer
Sitter in 22 portraits
Sims Reeves was the leading tenor of his generation. London-born, and trained in Paris and Milan, he made his London stage debut at Drury Lane in 1847 in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, later becoming principle tenor for several seasons at Drury Lane. His performances in oratorio were widely acclaimed, and he sang privately for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. He later became professor of singing at the Guildhall School of Music.