Fan

1767
After Antonio Guardi (Italian, 1698–1760)


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

Guard: 29 cm (11 7/16 in.); maximum open: 52 cm (20 1/2 in.); arc: 140°

Accession Number

1976.343

Medium or Technique

Skin leaf painted in gouache; painted ivory sticks, pierced guards, paste

Not On View

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

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Costumes

Double leaf fan painted in the “stipple” technique. Obverse: “Erminia Finds Tancred” woman in armor, horse and Turk behind, slain man right with shield inscribed “ANDREA BOLOGHIL,” slain man left. Reverse: India ink town scene with pins in sides center, music dated “1767” left, portrait of man and notation with fly right, surrounded by painted black “lace” and royal blue and white sash against yellow background with green dots. Ten carved ivory sticks with painted floral design on blades, green backing on guards; diamond paste studs in rivet.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection