# 36811


Studio portrait of Helen Lemmens-Sherrington, English operatic soprano. London, circa 1870.

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Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 101 x 62 mm (mount); recto with fully contemporary inscription in ink ‘Mdlle. Lemens [sic] Sherrington’, verso with imprint of the London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company; both the print and mount are in excellent condition (corners of mount clipped).

‘Helen Lemmens-Sherrington (1834-1906) was an English concert and operatic soprano prominent from the 1850s to the 1880s. Born in northern England, she spent much of her childhood and later life in Belgium, where she studied at the Brussels Conservatory. After engagements in mainland Europe she made her London debut in 1856. Her singing career was mostly in concert, but in the first half of the 1860s she appeared in opera at Covent Garden and other leading London theatres. After she retired from performing, Lemmens-Sherrington became a teacher, at her old music college in Brussels, and at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Royal Manchester College of Music.’ (Wiki.)