Fan

American
1887
Painted by George Keiswetter (American (born in Germany), worked mid-19th century), For Allen Fan Company (American, 1885–1910), Other artist Allen


Object Place: Braintree, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

30 x 54.5 x 3.2 cm (11 13/16 x 21 7/16 x 1 1/4 in.) open

Accession Number

1976.375

Medium or Technique

Silk satin, pigment, wood, brass

On View

Suzanne and Terrence Murray Gallery (Gallery 226)

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fan with painted light blue silk satin leaf. Flower sprays and yellow butterfly, painted by George Keiswetter; light blue tape binding, top and bottom. Hornbeam sticks mottled with gray-brown and rose. Brass ring. Gold-on-pink tag inscribed “AF No. 279” and white cardboard box original.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection