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The 'Ashton Botanical' or 'Botanical Orders' Fan


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Title/s

The 'Ashton Botanical' or 'Botanical Orders' Fan

Maker/s

Ashton, Sarah (maker) [ULAN info: British print publisher, late 18th century]

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

School/Style

botanical

Description

Double paper leaf printed and hand-coloured, inscribed 'Published as the Act directs July 21st, 1792, by Sarah Ashton... Little Britain.'; on the reverse are details of the numbered items, and lines from Erasmus Darwin's 'The Botanic Garden'. The sticks and guards are of polished laburnum wood.

Production Place

England (maker) (country)

English (maker) (nationality)

Dimensions

length: (guards): 25.7 cm
width:

Period

late 18th century
George III

Date

circa 1792

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. Armstrong, Nancy (1985) Fans from the Fitzwilliam. A Selection from the Messel-Rosse Collection, Cambridge (Cambs.): Fitzwilliam Museum Enterprises Ltd [page: pl. 16]
    [comments: Publ.]
  2. Armstrong, Nancy The Art of the Fan, [page: 53]
    Source title: The Antique Collector (December 1985)
    [comments: Publ., p. 53, fig. 7]
  3. (1987) The Glory of the Garden, A Loan Exhibition in Association with the Royal Horticultural Society, London: Sotheby's [page: 119] 2-28 January 1987)
    [comments: Publ., p. 119, no. 200]
  4. Hamlett, Lydia (2007) From Reason to Revolution, Art and Society in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Cambridge (Cambs.): The Fitzwilliam Museum
    [comments: Publ. pl. 19]
  5. Phillips (1992) The Martin Willcocks Collection of Fans, London: Phillips [page: 15] 19 February 1992)
    [comments: Cf: Another, p. 15, lot 129, pl. VIII. Sold as a pair, estimate £80-120; fetched £220]

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.225-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117810; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-05-03)

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