Historical fan

probably English, for Spanish market
about 1782

Object Place: England (probably)


48 cm (18 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Printed paper

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts



Printed and hand-colored paper leaf. Surrender of Minorca by British to Spain: Forts Malborough and St. Felipe to left, encampments of soldiers right, city of Port Mahon center; inscribed “Toma del Fuerte Sn. Felipe y Puerto Mahon poe las Armas Espanolas a las ordones del exmo. Sor. Duque de Crillon el 4 Fevrero de 1782” (capture of Fort St. Philip and Port Mahon for Spanish army under the orders of the Duke de Crillon 4 February 1782). Stained wood sticks with painted metal decoration on guards (much deteriorated).

Credit Line

Oldham Collection