ENGRAVING OF JENNY LIND ; WITH SIGNED LETTER [SIGNED]
by Lind, Jenny, 1820-1887 [subject]
1849. Engraving, 10.25 x 19 cm., signed by Lind, published by Richard Bentley, London, slight spotting else in fine condition; With signed letter in black ink from Lind to Julius Benedict, dated "Cologne, 3 July 1849", only bottom portion of letter viewable in frame, photocopy of entire letter with English translation on frame's back paper, in fine condition; Together in frame, 32.5 x 42.5. PC Consignment. Johanna Maria "Jenny" Lind (6 October 1820 - 2 November 1887) was a Swedish opera singer, often known as the "Swedish Nightingale". One of the most highly regarded singers of the 19th century, she performed in soprano roles in opera in Sweden and across Europe, and undertook an extraordinarily popular concert tour of the United States beginning in 1850. She was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music from 1840. She settled in England in 1855. From 1882, for some years, she was a professor of singing at the Royal College of Music in London. [WIKIPEDIA] Sir Julius Benedict (27 November 1804 - 5 June 1885) was a German-born composer and conductor, resident in England for most of his career. In 1848 he conducted Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah at Exeter Hall, for the first appearance of Jenny Lind in oratorio. FP New Rockville Stock. (Inventory #: 15-480-1313737)
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