Unmounted double paper fan leaf

English (London)
about 1808–14
C. Sloper (about 1808–1814)

Object Place: London, England


26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Paper; engraving

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Unmounted double paper fan leaf, commemorating the Peninsular War (1808-14). Line engraving, uncolored: portrait in oval medallion of Ferdinand VII of Spain with trophy of English, Spanish flags; scroll above inscribed “Ferdinand VII”; badge of Seville below “NO8DO”; arms of England, Spain to sides; inscriptions “Lauriles Para Los Valientes” and “La Cruz es mi Consuelo Mi Espada mi Defensa”; decorative border. Inscribed “Published as the Act directs by C. Sloper Lambeth Road, London.”

Credit Line

Oldham Collection