Mourning fan

French
1755–65


Object Place: France

Dimensions

26.5 cm (10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.205

Medium or Technique

Paper; printed and hand colored

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Printed and hand-colored paper leaf primarily in shades of gray. Obverse: woman with “fortune-telling bird” cage and man seated in park, standing woman and boy with basket on head, gilt and black scrollwork border; painted ribbon and lace designs among floral details. Reverse: simple landscape, floral border. Narrow gray band at top. Carved and pierced ivory sticks with gilt and black painted details; man on guards. Diamond paste studs in rivet.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection