Fan

1745
After Sir Robert Strange (Scottish, active in England, 1721–1792)


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Guard: 29 cm (11 7/16 in.); maximum open: 50 cm (19 11/16 in.); arc: 115°

Accession Number

1976.292

Medium or Technique

Paper leaf, engraved and watercolored; carved ivory sticks; painted ivory guards

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Commemorative fan of Prince Charles Edward Stuart claiming inheritance of English crown in the second Jacobite Rebellion (1745). Engraved and hand-painted paper leaf. Prince attended by Mars (Cameron of Lochiel) and Bellona (Flora MacDonald) center; Fame crowns Prince, altar blazing with devoted hearts, Venus and Cupid seated on cloud, Britannia seated in attitude of grief left; Jupiter scattering Hanoverian faction, Rapine and Murder prostrate right. Nineteen carved ivory sticks, chinoiserie design painted on guards.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection