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Giulia Grisi

(1810?-1869), Singer

Sitter in 24 portraits
Milan-born soprano Grisi toured the United States, South America and Europe, dominating London opera for two decades from 1834 when she performed in Rossini's La gazza ladra at the King's Theatre. She sang at the opening of the Royal Italian Opera at Covent Garden in 1847 (now the Royal Opera House), and again in 1857 when the Royal Opera House re-opened after it had been devastated by fire. She was widely considered to be one of the leading sapranos of the 19th century. Her second husband, with whom she had six daughters, was Giovanni Matteo de Candia (Mario), the celebrated tenor. She died in Berlin on 29 November 1869. Her husband took her body to Paris, she was buried at Père Lachaise Cemetery.

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Giulia Grisi, by Disdéri - NPG x19956

Giulia Grisi

by Disdéri
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1850s-early 1860s
NPG x19956

Giulia Grisi, by Negretti & Zambra - NPG Ax25033

Giulia Grisi

by Negretti & Zambra
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax25033

Giulia Grisi, by Negretti & Zambra - NPG Ax25034

Giulia Grisi

by Negretti & Zambra
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax25034

Giulia Grisi, by Horatio Nelson King - NPG Ax39836

Giulia Grisi

by Horatio Nelson King
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax39836

'Upwards of five hundred photographic portraits of the most celebrated personages of the age', by Frederick Holland Mares, after  Disdéri, and  Camille Silvy, and  Duroni & Murer, and  Émile Desmaisons, and  John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and  Herbert Watkins, and  William Edward Kilburn, and  Horatio Nelson King, and  John & Charles Watkins, and  James  - NPG x139661

'Upwards of five hundred photographic portraits of the most celebrated personages of the age'

by Frederick Holland Mares, after Disdéri, and Camille Silvy, and Duroni & Murer, and Émile Desmaisons, and John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and Herbert Watkins, and William Edward Kilburn, and Horatio Nelson King, and John & Charles Watkins, and James
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x139661

'Operatic Prima Donnas', by Frederick Holland Mares, after  Henry Hering, and  Mayer Brothers, and  Richard Burton & Co, and  Disdéri, and  Camille Silvy, and probably  William Edward Kilburn, and  Southwell Brothers, and  John Burton, and  Clarkington & Co (Charles Clarkington), - NPG x197566

'Operatic Prima Donnas'

by Frederick Holland Mares, after Henry Hering, and Mayer Brothers, and Richard Burton & Co, and Disdéri, and Camille Silvy, and probably William Edward Kilburn, and Southwell Brothers, and John Burton, and Clarkington & Co (Charles Clarkington),
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x197566

Giulia Grisi, by Unknown artist - NPG D34988

Giulia Grisi

by Unknown artist
coloured lithograph, 1830s
NPG D34988

Giulia Grisi, by Joseph Mathias Negelen, printed by  Graf & Soret, published by  John Mitchell - NPG D34979

Giulia Grisi

by Joseph Mathias Negelen, printed by Graf & Soret, published by John Mitchell
coloured lithograph, published 21 May 1835
NPG D34979

Giulia Grisi, by Joseph Mathias Negelen, printed by  Graf & Soret, published by  John Mitchell - NPG D34980

Giulia Grisi

by Joseph Mathias Negelen, printed by Graf & Soret, published by John Mitchell
lithograph, published 21 May 1835
NPG D34980

Giulia Grisi, by Joseph Mathias Negelen, printed by  Graf & Soret, published by  John Mitchell - NPG D34981

Giulia Grisi

by Joseph Mathias Negelen, printed by Graf & Soret, published by John Mitchell
lithograph, published 21 May 1835
NPG D34981

Giulia Grisi as Anna Bolena, by Richard James Lane, printed by  Graf & Soret, published by  John Mitchell, published by  Rittner & Goupil, after  Alfred Edward Chalon - NPG D34975

Giulia Grisi as Anna Bolena

by Richard James Lane, printed by Graf & Soret, published by John Mitchell, published by Rittner & Goupil, after Alfred Edward Chalon
coloured lithograph, published 1 January 1836
NPG D34975

Giulia Grisi as Elvira; Luigi Lablache as Sir Georgio in Bellini's 'I Puritani', by Richard James Lane, printed by  Graf & Soret, published by  John Mitchell, published by  Rittner & Goupil, after  Alfred Edward Chalon - NPG D34976

Giulia Grisi as Elvira; Luigi Lablache as Sir Georgio in Bellini's 'I Puritani'

by Richard James Lane, printed by Graf & Soret, published by John Mitchell, published by Rittner & Goupil, after Alfred Edward Chalon
coloured lithograph, published 1 January 1836
NPG D34976

Giulia Grisi as Elvira; Luigi Lablache as Sir Georgio in Bellini's 'I Puritani', by Richard James Lane, printed by  Graf & Soret, published by  John Mitchell, published by  Rittner & Goupil, after  Alfred Edward Chalon - NPG D34977

Giulia Grisi as Elvira; Luigi Lablache as Sir Georgio in Bellini's 'I Puritani'

by Richard James Lane, printed by Graf & Soret, published by John Mitchell, published by Rittner & Goupil, after Alfred Edward Chalon
coloured lithograph, published 1 January 1836
NPG D34977

Giulia Grisi as Elvira; Luigi Lablache as Sir Georgio in Bellini's 'I Puritani', by Richard James Lane, printed by  Graf & Soret, published by  John Mitchell, published by  Rittner & Goupil, after  Alfred Edward Chalon - NPG D37126

Giulia Grisi as Elvira; Luigi Lablache as Sir Georgio in Bellini's 'I Puritani'

by Richard James Lane, printed by Graf & Soret, published by John Mitchell, published by Rittner & Goupil, after Alfred Edward Chalon
coloured lithograph, published 1 January 1836
NPG D37126

Giulia Grisi as Anna Bolena, by Richard James Lane, printed by  Graf & Soret, published by  John Mitchell, published by  Rittner & Goupil, after  Alfred Edward Chalon - NPG D2823

Giulia Grisi as Anna Bolena

by Richard James Lane, printed by Graf & Soret, published by John Mitchell, published by Rittner & Goupil, after Alfred Edward Chalon
lithograph, published 1 January 1836
NPG D2823

Giulia Grisi, by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, printed by  McQueen (Macqueen), published by  John Mitchell, published by  Rittner & Goupil, after  Joseph Mathias Negelen - NPG D34978

Giulia Grisi

by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, printed by McQueen (Macqueen), published by John Mitchell, published by Rittner & Goupil, after Joseph Mathias Negelen
stipple engraving, published 27 August 1839
NPG D34978

Giulia Grisi, by Alphonse Léon Noël, printed by  Lemercier, published by  Piéri Benard, after  François Bouchot - NPG D34974

Giulia Grisi

by Alphonse Léon Noël, printed by Lemercier, published by Piéri Benard, after François Bouchot
lithograph, 1840
NPG D34974

Giulia Grisi, by Firmin Salabert, printed by  Thierry Frères - NPG D34982

Giulia Grisi

by Firmin Salabert, printed by Thierry Frères
coloured lithograph, 1840s
NPG D34982

Giulia Grisi, by Firmin Salabert, printed by  Thierry Frères - NPG D34983

Giulia Grisi

by Firmin Salabert, printed by Thierry Frères
coloured lithograph, 1840s
NPG D34983

Giulia Grisi, by Firmin Salabert, printed by  Thierry Frères - NPG D34984

Giulia Grisi

by Firmin Salabert, printed by Thierry Frères
coloured lithograph, 1840s
NPG D34984

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