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Songs from the Note Book of Jenny Lind

Sheet Music
ca. 19th century (published)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Music sheet for Songs from the Note Book of Jenny Lind, published by D'Almaine & Co., ca. 19th century.

The Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind (1820-1887) first toured Britain in 1844 but came to London in 1847, making her debut at Her Majesty's Theatre. Her portrait was reproduced on snuff boxes, matchboxes and pocket handkerchiefs along with Jenny Lind soap, scent and candle snuffers.

The popularity of sheet music was partly due to the increase in ownership of pianos, especially after the introduction of upright pianos ca. 1827. 'Pianomania' spread among the middle-income levels of society during the 1840s which provided a market for more expensive music sheets.


Object details

Categories
Object type
TitleSongs from the Note Book of Jenny Lind (published title)
Materials and techniques
Colour lithograph, printed ink on paper.
Brief description
Music sheet for Songs from the Note Book of Jenny Lind, published by D'Almaine & Co., ca. 19th century
Physical description
Colour lithograph, sheet music cover for Songs from the Note Book of Jenny Lind.
The cover features Jenny Lind.
Dimensions
  • Front cover height: 34.6cm (approx)
  • Front cover width: 24.5cm
Credit line
Gabrielle Enthoven Collection

Subject depicted
Association
Summary
Music sheet for Songs from the Note Book of Jenny Lind, published by D'Almaine & Co., ca. 19th century.

The Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind (1820-1887) first toured Britain in 1844 but came to London in 1847, making her debut at Her Majesty's Theatre. Her portrait was reproduced on snuff boxes, matchboxes and pocket handkerchiefs along with Jenny Lind soap, scent and candle snuffers.

The popularity of sheet music was partly due to the increase in ownership of pianos, especially after the introduction of upright pianos ca. 1827. 'Pianomania' spread among the middle-income levels of society during the 1840s which provided a market for more expensive music sheets.
Collection
Accession number
S.3661-2013

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Record createdOctober 3, 2013
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