Skip navigation
Jenny Lind Commemorative Medal
Date: 1847
Related People:
Medium: Red composition
Dimensions: Overall (Medal): 1 9/16 in. (4 cm)
Place made: Europe, Austria, Vienna
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: 1945.188c
Send to a Friend
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.