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Dame Nellie Melba (Helen Porter Mitchell)

(1861-1931), Opera singer

Sitter in 23 portraits
Australian-born operatic soprano; made her debut at Covent Garden in Lucia di Lammermoor (1888) and maintained a brilliant career, singing for Verdi, Puccini and Saint-Saens and in all the major opera houses of the world.

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Nellie Melba as Ophelia in 'Hamlet', by Charles Reutlinger - NPG x135900

Nellie Melba as Ophelia in 'Hamlet'

by Charles Reutlinger
albumen print, circa 1889
NPG x135900

Nellie Melba, by Walery, published by  Sampson Low & Co - NPG Ax38512

Nellie Melba

by Walery, published by Sampson Low & Co
carbon print, published October 1890
NPG Ax38512

Nellie Melba, published by Ogden's - NPG x197010

Nellie Melba

published by Ogden's
cigarette card, published circa 1894-1907
NPG x197010

Nellie Melba, by Benjamin Joseph Falk - NPG x135867

Nellie Melba

by Benjamin Joseph Falk
albumen panel card, 1895
NPG x135867

'Some Famous Vocalists', published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x196880

'Some Famous Vocalists'

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG x196880

Nellie Melba, by Reutlinger, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x198216

Nellie Melba

by Reutlinger, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG x198216

Nellie Melba, by H. Walter Barnett - NPG x76142

Nellie Melba

by H. Walter Barnett
whole-plate glass negative, 1902
NPG x76142

Nellie Melba, by H. Walter Barnett - NPG x76278

Nellie Melba

by H. Walter Barnett
half-plate glass negative, 1902
NPG x76278

Nellie Melba, by H. Walter Barnett - NPG x76279

Nellie Melba

by H. Walter Barnett
half-plate glass negative, 1902
NPG x76279

Nellie Melba, by H. Walter Barnett - NPG x197401

Nellie Melba

by H. Walter Barnett
bromide postcard print, 1902, published 1914 or after
NPG x197401

Nellie Melba, by Lafayette, published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x18196

Nellie Melba

by Lafayette, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, circa 1904
NPG x18196

Nellie Melba, by Unknown photographer - NPG x135903

Nellie Melba

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, 1910s
NPG x135903

Nellie Melba, by Unknown photographer - NPG x14708

Nellie Melba

by Unknown photographer
bromide postcard print, 1911
NPG x14708

Nellie Melba, by Unknown photographer - NPG x135902

Nellie Melba

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, 1920s
NPG x135902

Nellie Melba, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax142195

Nellie Melba

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1925
NPG Ax142195

Nellie Melba and an unknown man, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax142197

Nellie Melba and an unknown man

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1925
NPG Ax142197

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