Arabella Goddard (1836-1922)

Arabella Goddard was an English pianist. A child prodigy, she played for Queen Victoria and the French royal family. Goddard began performing in public in 1848 when her family suffered financial difficulties. Her London debut was in 1850 at Her Majesty's Theatre. J. W. Davison, a music critic and teacher, pushed her toward classical music, particularly Beethoven. Goddard and Davison married in 1860. From 1873 to 1876 she toured the U.S., Australia, and India. In the second half of the nineteenth century Goddard was considered England's leading pianist. She was renowned for her performance of Beethoven's piano sonatas and for her technique. She strikes a romantic pose, her face haloed by a filmy veil, at the Warren studio in Boston.

Date:
1875 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES23476
Photographer:
William S. Warren (Boston)
Height:
1248px
Width:
740px
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