Fan leaf

French
1638
Abraham Bosse (French, 1604–1676)


Object Place: France

Dimensions

53.2 x 25.3 cm (20 15/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.568

Medium or Technique

Paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Unmounted paper fan leaf. Black engraved with three cartouches: “Birth of Adonis” with Daphne as tree giving birth, surrounded by four winged figures and Venus, center: Venus, Adonis, and Cupid left: Venus, sleeping Adonis, Cupid, chariot in clouds and wild animals right: stylized frames: surrounded by blindfolded cupids across top on swags holding floral emblems: decorative borders. Inscribed “A. Bosse avec privilege 163VIII.” Condition: left corner missing.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection