Fan leaf

English (London)
George Wilson, Sarah Ashton & Co. (1797)

Object Place: London, England


53.3 x 28.9 cm (21 x 11 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Paper; stipple

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Unmounted double paper fan leaf. Stipple engraved and hand colored design: “The Lady’s Adviser, Physician and Moralist…” on fan carried by cupid center; 6 numbered cartouches on themes 1) Hoe to catch the Spleen, 2) How to avoid it, 3) How to fall violently in love, 4) A Gentle Cure for it, 5) How to Plague every-body, 6) How to please most Folks; annotations below among swags; inscribed center “London Publish’d by Ashton and Co. No. 28, Little Britain; and Enter’d at Stationer’s Hall, Jan. 1, 1797.” (Schreiber E96)

Credit Line

Oldham Collection