Fan with painted paper leaf
28.5 cm (11 1/4 in.); Legacy dimension: 28.5 cm (guard) x 52.5 cm (open max.)
Medium or Technique
Paper and ivory
Not On View
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.
1928, gift of Mrs. Charles T. Pierce, Riverside, CT, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 4, 1928)
Gift of Mrs. Charles T. Pierce