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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Jenny Lind as Alice in Meyerbeer's Opera

Figure
ca.1847 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

A figure of a woman seated with her arms around a cross, in the role of Alice in Meyerbeer's opera, on a rococo style base with gilt script


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Earthenware, painted in enamel colours
Brief Description
Figure, 'Jenny Lind as Alice in Meyerbeer's Opera', earthenware, Staffordshire, ca.1847
Physical Description
A figure of a woman seated with her arms around a cross, in the role of Alice in Meyerbeer's opera, on a rococo style base with gilt script
Dimensions
  • Height: 18.7cm
converted from register
Production typeMass produced
Marks and Inscriptions
'Jenny Lind as Alice in Meyerbeer's Opera' (Inscribed in gilt to front of base)
Credit line
Given by Mrs Raymond Maude, O.B.E.
Object history
Given by Mrs Raymond Maude, O.B.E.
Production
Jenny Lind made her debut in the role of Alice in 1847 at Her Majesty's Theatre
Subjects depicted
Literary ReferenceRobert le Diable
Bibliographic References
  • Harding, A,N., Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1835-1875, Book One, (Atglen: Schiffer, 1998), pp.352-3, ill.
  • Pugh, P.D. Gordon, Staffordsshire Portrait Figures of the Victorian Era, Woodbridge: Antique Collectors' Club, 1987), pp.414-415., ill.
Collection
Accession Number
C.87-1928

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record createdMay 12, 2009
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