Past Images of the Month - July 2011

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Lithograph by Graf & Soret after M. Negelen, London, 1835. John Watts Collection (see below). Lithograph by Vassalli after Roberto Focosi, Milan, c.1831. Grisi as Semiramide. Lithograph by Rigo frères et Cie after A. Lacauchie, Paris, c.1832. Lithograph by Léon Noel, Paris, 1832. Grisi and Lablache in I Puritani. Drawing by Princess [later Queen] Victoria. Signed and dated July 1835. John Watts Collection (see below). Grisi as Desdemona in Rossini's Otello.  Lithograph by R. J. Lane after A. E. Chalon. Publ. J. Mitchell, London, 1 January 1836. Grisi and Luigi Lablache in I Puritani. Lithograph by R. J. Lane after A. E. Chalon. Publ. J. Mitchell, London, 1 January 1836. Grisi as Anna Bolena. Lithograph by R. J. Lane after A. E. Chalon. Publ. J. Mitchell, London, 1 January 1836. Flyer for a performance at the Royal Italian Opera, Covent Garden, 28 June 1849. Flyer for the Grand Morning Concert at the Royal Italian Opera, Covent Garden, 14 July 1854. Flyer for Mrs. Anderson's Grand Morning Concert at the Royal Italian Opera, Covent Garden, 6 July 1855.  The conductor was Berlioz.  The performance of Rossini's Stabat Mater in Part II featured Grisi, Mario and Tamburini among the singers from the work's première in Paris in 1842. Photograph by Fratelli Alinari, Florence, c.1860. Grisi and Mario in the garden of Mulgrave House, Fulham, their London home from the late 1850s to 1864. Lithograph by Henry Maguire after a photograph by Monteechi, Caldesi & Co, from the title page of J. L. Hatton's 'Come Live with Me and be my Love', London, [1857]. Mario is shown in costume as Manrico in Il Trovatore. Photograph, photographer unknown, London, c.1865. John Watts. Photograph by Jennie Walton, 2003.