Fan

probably English
1740s


Object Place: England (?)

Dimensions

Guard: 28 cm (11 in.); maximum open: 44 cm (17 5/16 in.); arc: 115°

Accession Number

01.6689

Medium or Technique

Skin leaf, etched and painted in watercolor; pierced and gilded ivory/wood sticks; pierced and carved ivory guards

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Nineteen narrow pierced and gilded ivory sticks. Printed paper leaf showing Roman ruins and figures in several kinds of costume, details in water-color. Blades backing leaf are of wood.

Provenance

Before 1901: Collection Gardner Brewer; by 1901: Collection Mrs. Arthur Croft; gift of Mrs. Arthur Croft to the MFA 1901.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection