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New Woburn or Bedford Gypsy Fan for 1805


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Title/s

New Woburn or Bedford Gypsy Fan for 1805

Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

Description

Double paper leaf printed in black and painted in water-colours. Gold paper binding on upper edge. Sticks and guards of wood (18+2). Brass ? rivet with bone or ivory washer. Front: The leaf is divided into five vertical panels. In the central panel, flanked by groups of 4 cards, there is an oval coloured print of a gypsy wearing a bonnet and holding a pack of cards, with below 'The New/WOBURN or BEDFORD/(GYPSY FAN)/for 1805', and above instructions for fortune telling. Running down the left side of the two panels on the left and the right of the two panels on the right are the suits of cards with the Kings at the top. Beside each card there is a statement about the character or future of the chooser of that card. The left, lower and right edges have borders of black zigzag painted pink. Reverse: Undecorated.

Production Place

England (maker) (country)

English (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Double paper leaf printed in black and painted in water-colours. Gold paper binding on upper edge. Sticks and guards of wood (18+2). Brass ? rivet with bone or ivory washer.

Dimensions

length: (guards): 18.8 cm
width:

Period

early 19th Century
George III

Date

1805

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

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.236-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117821; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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