Jenny Lind. The Swedish Nightingale. Mezzotint engraving by Herman Sagert after Eduard Magnus published Berlin 1847. 19th.Century framed example with the black bordered visiting card of Linds husband Otto Goldschmidt inserted under the glass inscribed: Mr Otto Goldschmidts kind regards Mar 14 (18)88. 1 Moreton Gardens South Kensington. Mourning the loss of Lind the previous year. 40 by 51 cms plate. 48.5 by 58.7 cms overall in frame.
Johanna Maria "Jenny" Lind. 1820-1887 was probably the highest regarded of all 19th.Century singers. Called the "Swedish Nightingale" She was closely associated with Felix Mendelssohn who's pupil Otto Goldschmidt (1829-1907) she married in 1852. She earned more than £350,000 in her career (£12,000,000 in todays terms) The majority of which she donated to charity.