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Caricature portrait sketch - Specchi, her first appearance on any stage
  • Specchi, her first appearance on any stage
    Chalon, Alfred Edward, born 1780 - died 1860
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Specchi, her first appearance on any stage

  • Object:

    Caricature portrait sketch

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1828-1829 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chalon, Alfred Edward, born 1780 - died 1860 (made by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    watercolour

  • Museum number:

    E.944-1924

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case DT, shelf 3, box B

Physical description

Alfred Edward Chalon, watercolour drawing of female opera singer Specchi in her first appearance on stage.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1828-1829 (made)

Artist/maker

Chalon, Alfred Edward, born 1780 - died 1860 (made by)

Materials and Techniques

watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

"Specchi, her first appearance on any stage - a bad [?] Spec. Opera. Feb 28.th 182-"

Dimensions

Height: 12.1 cm, Width: 6.3 cm

Descriptive line

Alfred Edward Chalon, drawing of [the female opera singer] Specchi, 1820s.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Department of Prints and Drawings, Theatre Costume Design in the Victoria and Albert Museum Colour Microfiche, Emmett Microform, 1983
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1924, published under the Authority of the Board of Education, London, 1926.

Production Note

One of 100 assorted caricatures and sketches of opera, ballet and theatre performers, mostly made in London between 1820 and 1840.

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Categories

Theatre; Caricatures & Cartoons; Portraits; Drawings; Dance; Opera

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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