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Camille Silvy (1834-1910)

Italo Gardoni (1821-1882) c.1860

Albumen print | 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions) | RCIN 2913552

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Photograph of a full length portrait of the opera singer Italo Gardoni (1821-82) standing, facing three-quarters to the left. He looks ahead, away from the camera. He rests his right hand on a plinth and holds a top hat in his left hand, which he places on his hip. He poses in front of a painted backdrop depicting a tree lined avenue, with an equestrian sculpture in the upper right area.

  • Creator(s)

    Camille Silvy (1834-1910) (photographer)

    Italo Gardoni (1821-1882)
  • annotation: Sigr Gardoni [beneath work]
  • 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions)

    9.2 x 5.9 cm (mount)

    8.5 x 5.6 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
        • photographs
          • cartes-de-visite
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Music
        • Musicians