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('Liberty, Equality and Fraternity')


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Translated title

'Liberty, Equality and Fraternity'

Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

Description

Double paper leaf, printed in black, painted in water-colours and silver. Gold binding on upper edge. Sticks and guards of polished bone (14+2). Steel rivet. Front: In the centre within an oval frame is a statue of Liberty holding a bundle of rods, axe and helmet in her left hand and a triangle in her right. She stands on a pedestal inscribed in Dutch 'VRYHEID,/ LYKHEID/ BROEDERSCHAP' (Liberty Equality Fraternity). On the left, a group of figures: a woman kneeling beside a cradle, a standing woman holding a spear and a standing man wearing a red, white and blue cap. On the right, another group, comprising a trooper with a gun, a woman with a small boy and a man holding a spear. The ground is seme with silver dots resembling sequins, and on all sides there is a border of a wavy silver-dotted line reserved in a wide brown band. Reverse: Undecorated. Sticks and Guards Undecorated.

Production Place

Netherlands (maker) (country) ()

France, (maker) (country) ()

Dutch (maker) (nationality) ()

French (maker) (nationality) ()

Technique Description

Double paper leaf, printed in black, painted in water-colours and silver. Gold binding on upper edge. Sticks and guards of polished bone (14+2). Steel rivet.

Dimensions

length: (guards): 27.4 cm
width:

Period

late 18th century

Date

after 1789

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.270-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117855; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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