Fan with painted paper leaf

English
about 1780


Dimensions

28.5 cm (11 1/4 in.); Legacy dimension: 28.5 cm (guard) x 52.5 cm (open max.)

Accession Number

28.528f

Medium or Technique

Paper and ivory

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Painted fan (broken), bundle of pieces of brocade. Obverse: center vignette of man leaning on staff and seated woman with staff, pastoral setting, stream and buildings right; surrounded by vertical spiraling floral bands. Reverse: simple budding branch center. Gilt paper binding. Carved and pierced ivory sticks, floral motif on guards. Condition: leaf soiled and splitting, guards reinforced with steel plates, leaf unglued from broken obverse guard.

Provenance

1928, gift of Mrs. Charles T. Pierce, Riverside, CT, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 4, 1928)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles T. Pierce