Cabriolet fan

1755–60


Object Place: Europe

Dimensions

Guard: 29 cm (11 7/16 in.); maximum open: 50 cm (19 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.212

Medium or Technique

Paper leaf printed and handcolored; painted and lightly polished wood sticks

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Two concentric narrow paper leaves. Obverse: three chinoiserie scenes, man in temple, left; figures around man in cabriolet, center; man and boy under tree, right; stylized floral border (upper leaf); musicians center, other figures and floral border (lower leaf). Reverse: swags of painted flowers (upper leaf); left to right: vase, bird in tree, drum and sticks, musicians, man with cart, houses, woman with parasol (lower leaf). Light polished wood sticks with painted floral designs.

Provenance

Gift of Esther Oldham to MFA, June 9, 1976.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection