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Richard Barter

(1824 -  1896 )
BARTER RICHARD Catherine Hayes
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Richard Barter - Catherine Hayes

Richard Barter - Catherine Hayes


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Lot number: 224
RICHARD BARTER (BORN C.1824, DIED 1896), CATHERINE HAYES (BORN 1818, DIED 1861), A FINE CARVED WHITE MARBLE BUST, head and shoulders, wearing her hair in a bun, with bead necklace and cross pendant, and a floral spray in her left hand, her shoulders covered with a shawl, signed verso Rich. Barter SC 1863, on turned sockle, 27.5" (70cm) high x 19.5" (50cm). (1) Catherine Hayes was world famous Irish soprano born to humble Irish parents, at No. 4 Patrick's Street Limerick in 1838. Her local talents attracted the Church of Ireland Bishop of ENgland, Edmund Knox, and she started performing privately at the residences of the local protestant ascendancy. Through her connections, especially Bishop Knox's funds, were procured to enable Ms Hayes to study under Antonio Sapio from April 1839 to August 1842. She performed for the first time at the Rotunda Hospital May 3rd 1839, at Sapio's annual concert (now the Gate Theatre). She later sang at her native city Limerick, and frequently Dublin. She went to Paris in 1842, where she studied under Manuel Garcia. After a year he advised her to proceed to Italy. In Milan she became the pupil of Felice Ronconi. In June 1849 she sang before Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace. The Queen requested an encore and she sang with a grin, the Irish rebellion song, 'Kathleen Mavourneen' After she appeared in concerts in Rome, London, Dublin, New York, Boston, Toronto, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Charleston, Savannah, New Orleans, and over forty other locations in the Americas. She met presidents , statesmen and business leaders along the way. he then gave concerts in the Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands), and Australia. She returned to England in 1856 after an absence of five years. In 1857 she married William Avery Bushnell, he soon fell into bad health, and died at Biarritz in France, July 2nd 1858, aged 35 years. She died in the house of a friend in Kent, 11th August 1861. Provenance: The Late Playwright and Novelist Mr Peter Walker Esq and by repute originally from Shakenhurst Hall, Bayton, Worcestershire.
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