Fan

French
about 1850


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall: 50cm (19 11/16in.) Other (guard): 27cm (10 5/8in.)

Accession Number

1976.255

Medium or Technique

Glazed paper with ebony sticks

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Spanish-style fan of dark blue glazed paper leaf that commemorates Jenny Lind. Obverse: three printed portraits set into leaf; operatic costume signed “Jenny Lind DA” at left; contemporary costume signed “Jenny L[ind]” at center; operatic costume signed “Jenny [Lind] par A. Charo[]” at right; stylized gilt design with eagles in wreathes, animals, birds, swags surround. Reverse: stylized gilt design with three floral medallions. Narrow gilt band at top and laquered ebony sticks with painted and gilt floral motifs; mother-of-pearl buttons on rivet; stylized brass ring.

Provenance

Gift of Esther Oldham to MFA, June 9, 1976

Credit Line

Oldham Collection