1880s hand painted full plate tintype photo of opera soprano Adelina Patti. She first sang in public as a child in 1851, and gave her last performance before an audience in 1914. Along with her near contemporaries Jenny Lind and Thérèse Tietjens, Patti remains one of the most famous sopranos in history, owing to the purity and beauty of her lyrical voice and the unmatched quality of her bel canto technique.
The composer Giuseppe Verdi, writing in 1877, described her as being perhaps the finest singer who had ever lived and a "stupendous artist". Verdi's admiration for Patti's talent was shared by numerous music critics and social commentators of her era. CONDITION: Good+ to Very Good- with some hairline crazing/surface cracks. SIZE: Measures approximately 6 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches. The item "Adelina Patti Opera Soprano 1880s Hand Tinted Painted Full Plate Tintype Photo" is in sale since Wednesday, September 8, 2021.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Tintypes". The seller is "abvintagephotos" and is located in Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.