Fan

Spanish
1850s


Object Place: Spain

Dimensions

Guard: 29 cm (11 7/16 in.); maximum open: 54 cm (21 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

43.1293

Medium or Technique

Paper leaf lithographed, painted, and gilded; carved and gilded wood sticks; foil; brass

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Narrow paper leaf. Obverse; center vignette of five couples, four children, dog seated in pastoral setting with lateral sections of blue-violet shiny paper, embossed and gilded. Reverse: three vignettes, man helping woman into small boat with rower left, six peasants at shrine center, three men and woman right; black outlined gilt fountains between and to sides, decorative borders on white background. Gilt paper binding. Twelve carved and gilded wood sticks in floral motif, gilt foil backing on guards, brass rosette buttons on rivet.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, October 14, 1943.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection