Antique, black and white photogravure of Adelina Patti, by Gebbie and Husson Co Ltd, circa 1880.
Adelina Patti (1843 - 1919) was an Italian/French 19th century opera singer, earning huge fees at the height of her career in the music capitals of Europe and America. Patti remains one of the most famous sopranos in history, along with her near contemporaries Jenny Lind and Therese Tietjens.
Print size: 34cm x 24cm
Mount size: 50.5cm x 39.5cm
Photogravure is an intaglio photo-mechanical process whereby a copper plate is grained (adding pattern to the plate) and then coated with a light sensitive gelatin tissue which has been exposed to a film positive, and then etched, resulting in a high quality intaglio plate that can reproduce the detailed, continuous tones of a photograph.