Some years back, while browsing in a local antique mall, I came across this charming oval-framed lithograph print, titled “Jenny Lind.” The price was reasonable, so I brought her home with me and have loved her ever since.
It appears to be old, with the original description label on the back.
Jenny Lind was a Swedish singer, born in 1820, and known as the "Swedish Nightingale." She toured the world and created an operatic sensation. At the age of 18, she became the prima donna at the Royal Opera in Stockholm. Her concert tour of America began in 1850 and brought her international fame. In later years, she became a philanthropist and taught singing at the Royal College of Music. She died in 1887.
The artist, Eduard Magnus (January 7, 1799 – August 8, 1872) was a German painter. The original Jenny Lind painting hangs in the Berlin National Gallery.
My “Jenny Lind” hangs in the foyer.
I love it best in the fall, when the sun hangs low in the sky.
At a certain time, for a few minutes each day, autumn’s shadows do magical things. (I should probably add that this is not direct sun, but filtered and doesn't last but a few minutes.)
By now, you can see why my “Jenny Lind” lithograph is a favorite thing, and I’m sharing her beauty at the FavoriteThing party over at Claudia's lovely blog.