Mourning fan

French or English
about 1830–40


Object Place: France or England

Dimensions

43.5 cm (17 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1976.276

Medium or Technique

Paper; gouache painted

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Gouache painted paper leaf primarily in shades of gray and black. Obverse: woman, three children placing wreaths on tomb, man at tomb rear, in graveyard. Reverse: two woman placing wreath on tomb surrounded by vegetation. Silvered floral motifs at sides and borders, narrow silver binding at top. Abalone (mother-of-pearl) sticks with silver plaques forming vine and borders.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection