Fan

1830s


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Guard: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.); maximum open: 44 cm (17 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.251

Medium or Technique

Paper/skin leaf, lithographed, stenciled, and painted in gouache; bone sticks decorated with silver leaf; brass

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Leaf: paper recto, skin verso. Obverse: pastoral scenes, man and three women left watching man and three women in boat center, man in boat and man with four women on shore right; stylized gilt band at top. Reverse: three gilt sprays, center one with red berries and two polychrome birds; gilt vine border, narrow gilt band at top. Pierced bone sticks decorated with silver leaf and gilt; guards decorated with brass in vegetative design.

Provenance

Gift of Esther Oldham to MFA, June 9, 1976.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection