Jenny Lind, married Goldschmidt (1820–1887), Singer, c. 1845
  • Jenny Lind, married Goldschmidt (1820–1887), Singer, c. 1845

    TitleJenny Lind, married Goldschmidt (1820–1887), Singer, c. 1845
  • Technique/ MaterialOlja på duk
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 97 x 74 cm
  • DatingExecuted 1845
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Louis Asher, German, born 1804, dead 1878
  • Depicted PersonJenny Lind, Swedish, born 1820-10-06, dead 1887-11-02
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NMGrh 1923
  • AcquisitionOmföring från Målerisamlingen, NM 1610 (inköp 1903 genom Scharps donationsmedel)
  • Description
    Images and media

    In this portrait of Jenny Lind, the “Swedish nightingale”, she has the music for Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s song Bei der Wiege (Beside the Cradle) in front of her. The painting is by Louis Asher, who was active in Hamburg. Lind sat for it in the salon of Mathilde and Carl Theodor Arnemann, patrons of the arts who associated with her and Mendelssohn. Family tradition has it that the singer gave the portrait as a christening gift to their son, Leo, born in 1846.