Folding fan

about 1878–85
Painted by George Keiswetter (American (born in Germany), worked mid-19th century), For Hunt and Allen (American, Late 19th century), Other artist Allen

Object Place: Weymouth Landing, Massachusettes, United States


36 x 64 x 3.5 cm (14 3/16 x 25 3/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood sticks and silk leaf with pigment, silk cord and tassel

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Fan with painted silk leaf and Kate Greenaway figures. Obverse: figures bearing flowers in procession; figures looking over wall at top from “Over the Wall” (1878), painted on red silk satin. Reverse: Moon and geese from “The Cackling Geese,” painted on red-orange silk. Painted by George Keiswetter. Red tape binding at top. Ebony sticks. Red tassel depends from brass ring.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection