Jenny Lind Commemorative Medal

Jenny Lind Commemorative Medal
Jenny Lind Commemorative Medal
Title
Jenny Lind Commemorative Medal
Date 
1847
Medium 
White metal
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 3/4 in. ( 4.5 cm )
Description 
White metal struck medal with obverse depicting shoulder-length portrait of Jenny Lind facing three quarters to left; legend: "JENNY LIND." Reverse contains central vignette comprised of lyre, nightingale, roses and lilies-of-the-valley; legend: "NESCIT OCCASUM/NATA 1821."
Credit Line 
Gift of Jenny Lind Collection of Leonidas Westervelt
Object Number 
1945.190c
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at left: "A & M"
Gallery Label 
Jenny Lind (1820-1887), a renown Swedish opera singer known throughout Europe as "The Swedish Nightingale," was invited by P. T. Barnum to tour America in 1850. Her yearlong tour turned out to be a great success with American public, both common and distinguished alike.
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Creative: Tronvig Group