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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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Title/s

Prise de la Basteille/les Gardes Francoises et le Bourgeois de Paris le 14 Juillet 1789.

Translated title

The taking of the Bastille

Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

brisé fan

Description

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.

Production Place

France, (maker) (country)

French (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Brisé fan; sticks and guards of wood, the former pierced and decorated with three applied stipple prints. Brown silk ribboning.

Dimensions

length: (guards): 28.3 cm
width:

Period

4th quarter 18th century
Louis XVI

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

Documentation

  1. ed. Munro, Jane & Scrase, David (1989) Paris, City of Revolution, [page: 123]
    [comments: Publ., p. 123, no. 4]

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.289-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117874; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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