Object Place: France
Overall: 50cm (19 11/16in.) Other (guard): 27cm (10 5/8in.)
Medium or Technique
Glazed paper with ebony sticks
Not On View
Spanish-style fan of dark blue glazed paper leaf that commemorates Jenny Lind. Obverse: three printed portraits set into leaf; operatic costume signed “Jenny Lind DA” at left; contemporary costume signed “Jenny L[ind]” at center; operatic costume signed “Jenny [Lind] par A. Charo” at right; stylized gilt design with eagles in wreathes, animals, birds, swags surround. Reverse: stylized gilt design with three floral medallions. Narrow gilt band at top and laquered ebony sticks with painted and gilt floral motifs; mother-of-pearl buttons on rivet; stylized brass ring.
Gift of Esther Oldham to MFA, June 9, 1976