Charles Santley

Thomas Cooper Gotch (1854-1931)


Oil on canvas

Source: The Magazine of Art

“Society of British Artists, 1886”

According to Wikipedia, Sir Charles Santley (1834–1922) “was an English-born opera and oratorio star with a bravura technique who became the most eminent English baritone and male concert singer of the Victorian era. His has been called 'the longest, most distinguished and most versatile vocal career which history records.'” His autobiography, Student and singer; the reminiscences of Charles Santley (1892) is available in the Internet Archive.

Text and formatting by George P. Landow

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