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Four Scenes Fan


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Title/s

Four Scenes Fan

Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

brisé fan

Description

Double paper leaf that opens four ways, painted in bodycolour to show either a lady or a gentleman of fashion on four different grounds; pink, lavender, blue and grey. The sticks and guards are of bone, inlaid with sequins.

Production Notes

The elaborate and fragile method of attachment is by two rows of invisibly placed chickenskin "ribbon" just below the painted border "ribbon". This must be almost unique in its original state.

Production Place

England (maker) (country) ()

France, (maker) (country) ()

English (maker) (nationality) ()

French (maker) (nationality) ()

Dimensions

length: (guards): 28.1 cm
width:

Period

4th quarter 18th century

Date

circa 1785 to 1790

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 The Art of the Fan, [page: 52]
    Source title: The Antique Collector (December 1985)
    [comments: Publ., p. 52, fig. 6]
  2. Armstrong, Nancy A Rare Fan in the Messel-Rosse Collection,
    Source title: Fans, The Bulletin of the Fan Circle International (Spring 1986)
    [comments: Publ.]

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.284-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117869; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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