Madme. Malibran de Beriot

Method Lithograph
Artist Charles J Basebe after Pierre Louis Grevedon (Henri Grevedon)
Published [ n.d. c. 1830]
Dimensions Image 295 x 240 mm, Sheet 342 x 282 mm
Notes Half-length portrait of Marie Felicia Malibran, turned slightly to the left, but looking forward. She wears a dark dress off the shoulder, with a white blouse beneath that features large, puffed sleeves. Upon her head she wears a simple tiara, and her curled hair is worn up.

Maria Felicità Garcia (24 Mar 1808 - 23 Sep 1836) known as Malibran, was born in Paris, the daughter of the Spanish tenor Manuel del Pópolo Vicente Garcia. In 1816 she first appeared on the stage, next to her father in Agnese by Ferdinanco Paers. In 1825 she made her official debut in London as Rosina in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Seviglia, replacing Giuditta Pasta. In 1825 she moved to New York, where her father started an opera company. In 1826 she married Eugène Malibran, a businessman who was 28 years her senior. After performing in New York and returning to Europe in 1827 she made her Paris debut in 1828 as Desdemona in Otello. She became a huge star in Paris and in that city met the Belgian violinist Charles de Bériot, with whom she started an affair. She appeared in numerous European cities between 1828 and 1832. In 1833 a theatre in Venice was named after her, Teatro Malibran. In 1836 her marriage with Malibran ended and she married Bériot. She was pregnant when she fell from a horse during a hunting party in Hyde Park in London in that same year. She died several months later of the injuries in Manchester, where she was buried. Her husband ordered her remains to be transferred to Brussels, where he was buried beside her at the Laeken cemetery in 1870.

Charles J Basebe (f. 1835-1879) was a painter of miniature portraits and a lithographer, working in London and Brighton.

Pierre Louis Grevedon (Henri Grevedon) (1776 - 1860) was a French painter, draughtsman and lithographer. In 1789 entered the workshop of Jean Baptiste Regnault at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris. Went to Russia where he stayed until 1812, then to Stockholm and to England, returning to France in 1816. He exhibited from 1824 to 1859 in Paris at the Salon.

O'Donoghue 5

Condition: Some light creasing across the top, a few light foxing marks on the right, and indentations upper left.
Framing unmounted
Price £180.00
Stock ID 40091