Beautiful 19th Century English Plaster Bust of Opera Singer Mrs Alfred Shaw.


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Stunning English painted life size plaster bust of Mary Postans professionally know as Mrs Alfred Shaw 1814-1876. 

Mid 19th Century. Signed: Flatters

Excellent patina with areas of weathering. 

In good order, Areas of indistinguishable restoration.

 Height 68cm, Width 50cm

Mary Shaw was an English classical contralto who had an active international career in concerts and operas during the 1830s and 1840s. She is best remembered today for creating the role of Cuniza in the world premiere of  Giuseppe Verdi's first opera Oberto at La Scala in 1839.