Case: Jenny Lind

Object Number: 
1945.212
Date: 
1850-1860
Medium: 
Wood, leather
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/8 x 2 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. ( 0.3 x 7 x 14 cm )
Marks: 
painted: in gold letters on front of case, below portrait: "JENNY LIND"
Description: 
Rectangular wooden eyeglass case with rounded ends; sides and bottom of accordioned leather; open at top. Front painted with three-quarter length portrait of Jenny Lind wearing an off-the-shoulder red dress with lace collar and brooch; reverse of case painted to resemble sharkskin.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Leonidas Westervelt
Provenance: 
The Jenny Lind Collection of Leonidas Westervelt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group