Cabriolet fan

French or German
about 1755


Dimensions

Guard: 25.5 cm (10 1/16 in.); maximum open: 48.5 cm (19 1/8); arc: 180°

Accession Number

01.6687

Medium or Technique

Paper leaf painted in gouache; pierced, painted, and partially varnished ivory sticks

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Two double paper leaves mounted concentrically. Eighteen thin, pierced, gilded and painted ivory sticks. Obverse: upper leaf shows figures engaged in country pleasures of dancing and music-making, lower leaf shows young man in a cabriolet (light, two-wheeled carriage). Reverse: upper leaf shows marine scene, lower leaf shows a landscape with two figures and classical ruins.

Provenance

Before 1901: bought in Dresden; collection Gardner Brewer; by 1901: Collection Mrs. Arthur Croft; gift of Mrs. Arthur Croft to the MFA 1901.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection