Jenny Lind Commemorative Medal

Title:
Jenny Lind Commemorative Medal
Date: 
1847
Medium: 
Red composition
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 9/16 in. ( 4 cm )
Description: 
Red composition molded medal with obverse showing female head facing left with legend: "JENNY LIND." Reverse depicts image of swan perched upon laurel branch with legend above: "NESCIT OCCASUM"; inscription below: "DER/HOHEN KUNSTLERIN/IHRE BEGEISTERTEN/VEREHREN/MDCCCXLVII/WIEN" (TO THE/GREAT ARTIST/HER CHARMED/ADMIRERS/MDCCCXLVII/VIENNA."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Jenny Lind Collection of Leonidas Westervelt
Object Number: 
1945.188b
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation: "C.RADNITZKY."
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