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Jenny Lind Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
diameter: 3 1/16 in. ( 7.8 cm )
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at left: "C.C.QVARNSTROM INV." Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at right: "P.H. LINDGREN FEC."
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing draped shoulder-length portrait of Lind facing left with legend: "JENNY LIND." Reverse depicts group of four classically draped female figures around pedestal, one of them writing onto it: "3 DEC. 1847/D. 12 APRIL.1848."; in exergue: "MINNESGARD/AF TONKONSTENS VANNER/I STOCKHOLM"; all surrounded by border made up of lyres interspersed with laurel wreaths containing titles of Lind's operatic parts, tied with ribbons.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Jenny Lind Collection of Leonidas Westervelt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group