Fan

English
1740s


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Guard: 24.7 cm (9 3/4 in.); maximum open 46 cm (18 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.1680

Medium or Technique

Skin leaf painted in gouache; pierced and painted ivory sticks

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Single skin leaf. Obverse: pastoral scene with shepherd and shepherdess with crooks. Reverse: slight landscape and man. Twenty pierced ivory sticks painted with garlands in green, black and gold.

Provenance

Gift of Miss Sarah Dearborn to MFA, June 14, 1917.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Sarah Dearborn