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Dame Clara Ellen Butt

(1872-1936), Singer

Sitter in 50 portraits
Educated at South Bristol high school and the Royal College of Music, Butt began her singing career in 1892. She was celebrated for her magnificent contralto voice and stately appearance and often performed works composed for her by Sir Edward Elgar. She was created DBE in 1920 for her services during the First World War.

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Dame Clara Ellen Butt, by Hayman Seleg Mendelssohn - NPG x197259

Dame Clara Ellen Butt

by Hayman Seleg Mendelssohn
albumen cabinet card, 1890s
NPG x197259

Dame Clara Ellen Butt, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x197258

Dame Clara Ellen Butt

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card, circa late 1890s
NPG x197258

Dame Clara Ellen Butt, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x127903

Dame Clara Ellen Butt

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1900s
NPG x127903

Dame Clara Ellen Butt, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax45845

Dame Clara Ellen Butt

by Unknown photographer
postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax45845

Robert Henry Kennerley Rumford; Dame Clara Ellen Butt, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160237

Robert Henry Kennerley Rumford; Dame Clara Ellen Butt

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
matte bromide book postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160237

Dame Clara Ellen Butt, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax160420

Dame Clara Ellen Butt

by Unknown photographer
matte bromide postcard print, early 1900s
NPG Ax160420

Dame Clara Ellen Butt, by Unknown photographer - NPG x135821

Dame Clara Ellen Butt

by Unknown photographer
carbon print, 1900s
NPG x135821

Dame Clara Ellen Butt; Robert Henry Kennerley Rumford, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x197230

Dame Clara Ellen Butt; Robert Henry Kennerley Rumford

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
stereoscopic card, 1900s
NPG x197230

'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

Dame Clara Ellen Butt, by Lilian Beel, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x200567

Dame Clara Ellen Butt

by Lilian Beel, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, circa 1900s
NPG x200567

Dame Clara Ellen Butt, by Lilian Beel, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x200568

Dame Clara Ellen Butt

by Lilian Beel, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, circa 1900s
NPG x200568

Dame Clara Ellen Butt, by Lilian Beel, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x200569

Dame Clara Ellen Butt

by Lilian Beel, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, circa 1900s
NPG x200569

Dame Clara Ellen Butt, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x82292

Dame Clara Ellen Butt

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1900s
NPG x82292

Dame Clara Ellen Butt, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x82293

Dame Clara Ellen Butt

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1900s
NPG x82293

Robert Henry Kennerley Rumford; Dame Clara Ellen Butt; Joy Clara Cross (née Rumford), by Eleanor Holmes, for  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax45844

Robert Henry Kennerley Rumford; Dame Clara Ellen Butt; Joy Clara Cross (née Rumford)

by Eleanor Holmes, for Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1902
NPG Ax45844

Dame Clara Ellen Butt, by Eleanor Holmes, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x200557

Dame Clara Ellen Butt

by Eleanor Holmes, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1903
NPG x200557

Dame Clara Ellen Butt, by Eleanor Holmes, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x200558

Dame Clara Ellen Butt

by Eleanor Holmes, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1903
NPG x200558

Dame Clara Ellen Butt; Robert Henry Kennerley Rumford; Joy Clara Cross (née Rumford), by Eleanor Holmes, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x200559

Dame Clara Ellen Butt; Robert Henry Kennerley Rumford; Joy Clara Cross (née Rumford)

by Eleanor Holmes, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
hand-coloured bromide postcard print, 1903
NPG x200559

Dame Clara Ellen Butt; Robert Henry Kennerley Rumford; Joy Clara Cross (née Rumford), by Eleanor Holmes, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x200560

Dame Clara Ellen Butt; Robert Henry Kennerley Rumford; Joy Clara Cross (née Rumford)

by Eleanor Holmes, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1903
NPG x200560

Dame Clara Ellen Butt; Robert Henry Kennerley Rumford; Joy Clara Cross (née Rumford), by Eleanor Holmes, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x200561

Dame Clara Ellen Butt; Robert Henry Kennerley Rumford; Joy Clara Cross (née Rumford)

by Eleanor Holmes, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1903
NPG x200561

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