Unmounted double paper fan leaf

English
about 1808–14


Object Place: England

Dimensions

27.1 cm (10 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.560

Medium or Technique

Stipple engraving on paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Unmounted double paper fan leaf, commemorating the Peninsular War (1808-14). Stipple engraving, hand colored: head of Ferdinand VII crowned with laurels in medallion inscribed “La Espana Triunfara”; badge of Seville below “NO8DO”; arms of Spain, England to sides; allegorical female figures with inscriptions “Uniros Y Conquistarels,” “Union Espanola” and “Espanoles A La Victoria”; inscriptions “Lauriles Para Los Valientes” and “La Cruz es mi Consuelo Mi Espada mi Defensa” in wreaths.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection