Fan

English
about 1750–75


Object Place: England

Dimensions

27.3 cm (10 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

48.1009

Medium or Technique

Painted paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Decorative arts

Fan with pointed paper leaf. Obverse: man speaking to woman with wheat, dog; two women gathering wheat, watching left; basket and wheat in foreground left; trees, bushes, building behind; trees to sides. Reverse: simple scene of woman with staff before tree. Gilt paper binding. Carved and pierced ivory sticks, three meallions with pheasants on blades; bird eating fruit and basket in medallions on guards with gray figured silk backing. Ivory buttons on rivet.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection