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Man's Louis XVI fan

French
1774


Object Place: France

Dimensions

40.5 cm (15 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.218

Medium or Technique

Vellum; etched and hand-colored

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Etched and hand-colored vellum leaf. Obverse (left to right): seated man and woman, two putti by post inscribed “LA Belle Danseur se 1774,” man with jug and cup and woman with cymbals dancing, fountain inscribed (DOM Du Regne de Louis XVI Roy France…,” man with fiddle and woman standing, man with cup seated; decorative border at top. Reverse: pastoral scene of man fishing and man with fruit basket offering grapes to woman. Dark polished wood sticks. mother-of-pearl buttons on rivet.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection