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William Edward Kilburn
Jenny Lind (1820-87) standing at a piano
11.5 x 9.1 cm
Royal Photograph Collection
The Royal Collection ® 2010, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, RCIN 2932510
This photograph was included in the exhibition Victoria & Albert: Art & Love at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, until 31 October 2010.
Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
In 2010 this photograph was uploaded to flickr by The British Monarchy.
The text on the Royal Collection website (www.royalcollection.org.uk) describes this Daguerreotype (Accesssed: 6 Aug 2010):
W.E. Kilburn showed several examples of his work at the Great Exhibition, where he received a Prize Medal. His daguerreotype of Jenny Lind standing at the piano was particularly well received (Reports by the Juries, pp. 600-601):
For novelty of design we may mention a small picture of the interior of a room, including a whole-length portrait of Jenny Lind: beside, and near her, is a large mirror, in which the figure is reflected. That the reflection in the glass is equally perfect with the original is the point worthy of remark and commendation.