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Prise de la Basteille/les Gardes Francoises et le Bourgeois de Paris le 14 Juillet 1789. (The taking of the Bastille)
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Prise de la Basteille/les Gardes Francoises et le Bourgeois de Paris le 14 Juillet 1789.
The taking of the Bastille
Brisé fan; sticks and guards of wood, the former pierced and decorated with three applied stipple prints; the taking of the Bastille, titled 'Prise de la Bastille/les Gardes Françaises et les Bourgeois de Paris le 14 Juillet 1789', flanked by smaller prints of a woman in classical dress holding up a vase, and a youth carrying grapes in a basket. Brown silk ribboning.
France, (maker) (country)
French (maker) (nationality)
Brisé fan; sticks and guards of wood, the former pierced and decorated with three applied stipple prints. Brown silk ribboning.
length: (guards): 28.3
4th quarter 18th century
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.289-1985 (Applied Arts)