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L'Eventail

1882
Illustrated by Paul Avril (French, 1849–1928), Author Octave Uzanne (1852–1931), Publisher Albert Quantin (French, active late 19th century)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Ray, French Illustrated Book, 287

Dimensions

Overall: 26.9 x 18.3 x 3 cm (10 9/16 x 7 3/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.2481

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous photomechanical decorations and vignettes

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Paris: A. Quantin, 1882) Quarto; [3 ff.] 143 pp. [1 f.]; contemporary gilt-stamped red morocco (L. Pouillet; original publisher’s illustrated paper wrappers bound in).

Illustrations of fashion through the ages, featuring the development and use of fans.


Paris: A. Quantin, 1882

Provenance

Acquired in Paris in 1903 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent