Fan: "Scene of Clemency"

French
1800–10


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Guard: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.); maximum open: 38 cm (14 15/16 in.); arc: 160°

Accession Number

95.859

Medium or Technique

Skin leaf painted in gouache, gilded and embossed; gilded openwork metal sticks and guards

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Collections

Europe

Classifications

Personal accessories

Thirteen gilded metal sticks; guards pierced, with embossed decoration. Leaf painted with neoclassical “Scene of Clemency:” Roman warrior and two ladies in landscape.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. George Washington Wales to MFA, March 28, 1895.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George Washington Wales