Folding fan

French
1765–80
After Noël-Nicholas Coypel (French, 1690–1734)


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Guard: 28 cm (11 in.); maximum open: 48 cm (18 7/8 in.); arc: 150°

Accession Number

16.307

Medium or Technique

Skin/paper leaf painted in gouache; pierced, carved, and silver-gilt encrusted ivory sticks and guards; foil, paste

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Personal accessories

Leaf: skin recto, paper verso. Twelve elaborately carved, silvered and gilded sticks with figures playing musical instruments. Paper leaf painted showing a banquet scene (“Alliance Between Bacchus and Venus”), with nymphs, cherubs, etc. On reverse, landscape with woman holding vase. Guard backed with gold foil, diamond paste at rivet.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Frank T. Dwinell to the MFA, September 14, 1916

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Frank T. Dwinell