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Signed sepia photographic print of soprano Nellie Melba as Ophelia in 'Hamlet'

Collection: Lady de Grey Photographic Collection
Reference code: ROH/GRE/1/038
Date: 1888 - 1894
Date notes: Print undated. Melba first sang Ophelia in 1888. The Dupont photographic studio had moved to New York by 1894.
Level: Item
Extent: 1 sepia photographic print
Scope and content: Head-and-shoulders portrait of Melba wearing a dress trimmed with flowers on the shoulder and bodice. Her hair is worn long with a circlet of flowers. In black ink below the image Melba has written: 'To Lady de Grey, from her affect. Nellie Melba.' Lady de Grey's label reads: 'Melba - the marvellous Ophelia in which rôle she made her debut in Paris.' The photographic studio is Dupont, 109 Rue Neuve, Brussels. The photograph was originally in album volume 1, page 35.
Creator: Aimé Dupont
Language: English
Dimensions: visible image: (excluding photographer's label) height 217 mm; visible image: width 165 mm; label: height 54 mm; label: width 238 mm
Copyright: Copies are available subject to the conditions of the originals and copyright restrictions.
Condition: Good. Some foxing.
Alternative number: ROH copy negative and print: DUB 2162
Related work: Hamlet