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Trompe l’oeil Fan

This fan displays the “polite” cultural accomplishments, pastimes and leisure pursuits of mid-eighteenth-century England in a complex trompe l’oeil design that includes delicacies, timepieces, musical instruments, music scores, prints, and books. The depiction of literature is particularly interesting as the fashion and literature market places of this time were closely intertwined. 

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