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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

Description

Folding fan double paper leaf, stipple printed and painted in watercolour, body colour and gold. Sticks and guards of painted wood, ivory thumbguard (19+2). Iron rivet; washer of mother-of-pearl. The print is signed 'Bojoznan (?) Sculp'. Front: In the centre, a young family is fishing on an island. Both spouses are fishing, a woman on the left holds their son who is fishing, and their little daughter is playing with a basket. There is a boat on the left, buildings in the foreground and a hilly landscape in the background. The left border and the first quarters on each side of the top border are blue with a wavy gold line, and the inner top border is of flowers and fruit. The top and lower edging are of gold foil. Back: a fragment of a column on a pedestal in a landscape with a tree and a fishing net in between tow sprays of leaves and berries. Top, right and parts of the lower border are decorated with a brown line, gold leaves and blue strokes. Sticks: on the bottom, there is a row of flowers with two crossed arrows in the middle; above, two bouquets of flowers and a garland of flowers in the centre. On top, there is a row of gold striations above a row of green leaves with stars. Guards: Both guards are decorated in a similar way with striations on the bottom of the guard proper followed by two leaves with stars, two sprays of flowers. Two crossed arrows, a flower bouquet, a floral swag, three leaves and hatching on top.

Production Place

Europe (maker) (continent)

European (maker) (nationality)

Germany (maker) (country) ()

German (maker) (nationality) ()

Technique Description

Double paper leaf, stipple printed and painted in watercolour, body colour and gold. Sticks and guards of painted wood, ivory thumbguard (19+2). Iron rivet; washer of mother-of-pearl.

Dimensions

length: (guards): 27.2 cm
width: (leaf): 47 cm

Period

early 18th Century

Date

circa 1820

Provenance

bought: Anne, Countess of Rosse 1985-01-28 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953); his daughter Anne, Countess of Rosse (1902-1992)

Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Documentation

  1. G.B. Hughes Fans, Exotic and Rare, London [page: 252]
    Source title: Country Life (28 March 1963)
    [comments: Publ., p. 252, fig. 1]
  2. Davis, Frank Fans at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London [page: 550]
    Source title: The Illustrated london News (13 April 1963)
    [comments: Publ., p. 550, fig. 1]

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.147-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117732; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-05-03)

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