"Birth of Adonis" fan leaf

French
About 1757–63


Object Place: France

Dimensions

32.2 cm (12 11/16 in.); Legacy dimension: Open: 56.9 cm, Guard: 32.2 cm

Accession Number

1976.563

Medium or Technique

Paper; mounted double engraved and hand-colored paper fan leaf commemorating Seven Years' War

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Unmounted double paper fanleaf, commemorating Seven Years’ War (1757-63). Engraved and hand colored: Fredrick II on horseback led by Fame with trumpet, Religion and Justice, followed by Wisdom and Fortitude, Cupid with laurel wreath above, marching against Maria Theresa (Queen of Hungary) and the king of France chased by Popery, Envy and Hypocricy. Inscribed “Representation” left.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection