Fan with lithographed and gouache painted narrow paper leaf

Spanish
about 1825–50


Object Place: Spain

Dimensions

50.5 cm (19 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1976.275

Medium or Technique

Paper; lithograph

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Obverse: goddess Ceres reclining center holding sickle and torch, surrounding figures bringing corn as offering. Reverse: mythological scene of six goddesses and cupid on clouds. Gilt scrollwork and decorative motifs as sides and borders, narrow gilt band at top. Carved mother-of-pearl sticks heavily ornamented with gilt-silver scrollwork, dancing scene center blades, gold foil backing on guards. Stylized gilt ring. Condition: leaf splitting, very bad condition.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection