Fan

1870–75


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Guard: 24 cm (9 7/16 in.); maximum open: 47 cm (18 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1976.262

Medium or Technique

Silk leaf painted in gouache; pierced and painted ebony sticks; steel

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Stiff black silk gauze leaf. “The Concert,” pastel painted scene in center medallion with four players; bagpipes and horn left and guitar and horns right with swags of flowers and ribbon. Pierced ebony blades painted in floral design; guards form guitar with strings when closed, fastened by button at top; steel ring.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection