Fan

English or Dutch
1750s


Object Place: England or Netherlands

Dimensions

Guard: 27.5 cm (10 13/16 in.); maximum open: 51 cm (20 1/16 in.); arc: 165°

Accession Number

43.2081

Medium or Technique

Skin leaf painted in gouache with touches of gilt; pierced, painted and gilded ivory sticks; pierced, carved and painted guard; mother-of-pearl

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Single skin leaf. Obverse: five vignettes: architectural setting, center; flanked by man and two women having tea, left; and man, woman, cupid, and dog in pastoral setting, right; reclining women in pastoral settings to outsides; gilt floral borders. Reverse: overlapping sheets of music, pictures of architectural ruins and woman, violin and two pipes, floral motifs to sides. Gilt paper binding, twenty-two pierced, painted and gilded ivory sticks (probably Chinese); five chinoiserie vignettes on blades, painted cupids, music, fruit, flowers surround; man on guards with gold silk satin backing. Mother-of-pearl button on rivet.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, November 10, 1943.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection