Fan

French
mid-19th century
After Antoine Watteau (French, 1684–1721)


Object Place: France, for Spanish market

Dimensions

Guard: 28 cm (11 in.); maximum open: 52 cm 20 1/2 in.); arc: 160°

Accession Number

56.131

Medium or Technique

Paper leaf, lithographed, embossed, gilded and painted with watercolor; mother-of-pearl sticks pierced and incised with gilt; brass

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Double paper leaf. Obverse: Design derived from Watteau’s “L’Embarquement pour Cythère” (1717). Reverse: oval showing ladies and gentlemen, in 17th century costume, boating on ornamental lake. Twelve heavy sticks mother-of pearl, pierced and incised with cornucopia motifs and ogival arches in applied gilt. Brass button at rivet and ornate ring.

Provenance

Gift of Miss Mary Lee to MFA, February 9, 1956.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary Lee, in memory of Miss Alice Lee