Fan leaf

English (London)
1792
Sarah Ashton & Co. (1797)


Object Place: London, England

Dimensions

53.6 x 28.1 cm (21 1/8 x 11 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.549

Medium or Technique

Printed paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Unmounted paper fan leaf. Printed and hand-colored botanical subject. Obverse: examples of botanical forms with scientific denominations, small flower bunches center, small branches and seed vessels to sides (numbers refer to descriptions on reverse), leaf forms at borders, imprint “Published as the Act directs, July 21, 1792, by Sarah Ashton, No. 28 Little Britain, London.” Reverse: 24 orders of Botany listed, other technical information, poetry from “II Stanza, 4 Canto, Botanic Garden, V.I.” (Same leaf as 1976.178).

Credit Line

Oldham Collection