Wastebasket

Wastebasket
Title
Wastebasket
Date 
1820-1850
Medium 
Wood, paper, gilding
Dimensions 
Overall: 16 1/8 x 13 x 7 1/8 in. ( 41 x 33 x 18.1 cm )
Description 
Ovoid wooden wastebasket with applied rims at top and bottom, gilded; outside of wastebasket covered with four overlapping sheets of paper printed with music and with hand-colored lithographs of Jenny Lind and other singers in various roles; inside of wastebasket covered with four overlapping sheets of music.
Credit Line 
Gift of Leonidas Westervelt
Object Number 
1945.262
Marks 
printed: on one piece of music pasted to outside of wastebasket: "LA FILLE DU REGIMENT./No. 1, France, I adore thee/Salut à la France[ellipsis] 50 Cts Nett. [list continues into second column, with five entries]/NEW YORK, WILLIAM HALL & SON, 259 BROADWAY." printed: on another piece of music pasted to outside of wastebasket: "QUATRE MORCEAUX OPERATIQUES./1. Come per me sereno/2. Suoni la tromba./2. Son bergin bezzosa./4. Nel lasciar la Normandia./ARRANGED FOR THE/PIANO FORTE,/BY/Chas. W. Glover./No. 2/LONDON,/ADDISON & HOLLIER,/210 REGENT STREET/STANNARD & DIXON, [illeg.]" printed: on another piece of music pasted to outside of wastebasket, some words covered by overlapping sheets: "FAREWELL SONGS OF/JENNY LIND/IN/AMERICA./WITH NEW ACCOMPANIMENTS BY/JULES BENEDICT./INCLUDING/[1. JO]HN ANDERSON MY JOE./[2. COM]IN THRO THE RYE./3. THE LAST ROSE OF SUMMER./4. AULD ROBIN GRAY./5. HOME SWEET HOME./This is the only correct Edition containing ( by Mlle. Lind's/[pe]rmission) all the changes ornaments &c. introduced by her./3/Russell & Tolman, 291 Washington St./Entered according to act of Congress [A1] 1851 by C.P. Reed & Co in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Mass." printed: on another piece of music pasted to outside of wastebasket, some words covered by overlapping sheets: sheet music for Auld Robin Grey, with notes and words, including "mither she fell sick and Jamie at the sea, 'And auld Robin Grey"; "My father cou'd nae wark and my mither cou'd"; "toiled day and night, but their bread I coud nae win... Auld Robin Grey fed 'em ba"; in his e'e, Said Jeany for their sake, O.... pray marry me. He" printed: on piece of music pasted to inside of wastebasket: sheet music for Auld Robin Grey, with notes and words "heart it said nae And I look'd for Jamie back, but the wind it blew hard and his/ship was a wreck, His ship was a wreck: why did Jea ny die? And why was she spard to... cry wae is me?/[two additional stanzas of verse below music]" printed: on three pieces of music pasted to inside of wastebasket: [first sheet, with music below title] "JENNY LIND'S FAVORITE POLKA/ARRANGED AS A/PIANO-FORTE DUETT./BOSTON: Published by OLIVER DITSON 115 Washington St./SECONDO"; [second sheet, with music below heading, some notes covered by overlapping sheet] "JENNY LIND'S FAVORITE POLK[A]/PRIMO."; [third sheet covered with three lines of music]
Provenance 
The Jenny Lind Collection of Leonidas Westervelt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group