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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

Description

Folding fan, double paper leaf painted in bodycolour and watercolour. Sticks of carved, pierced and painted ivory; guards of pierced, carved and painted ivory (20+2). Rivet of iron and washer of mother-of-pearl. Front: a couple sitting on a rock; back: a ruin with two shadow-like figures.

Folding fan, double paper leaf painted in bodycolour and watercolour. Sticks of carved, pierced and painted ivory; guards of pierced, carved and painted ivory (20+2). Rivet of iron and washer of mother-of-pearl. Front: in the centre, a couple are sitting on a rock in front of trees and bushes; a woman holding a flower is standing next to them on the left, behind her a herm and a building with three high arches. There is another woman sitting on the left on the ground and a hunting scene with a stag followed by two riders in the background on the right. Blue and pink flowers and leaves border the scene. Back: there is a ruin with three arches surrounded by bushes, two shadow-like, very small figures and some bushes and grass in the foreground. top right and left borders are decorated with scrolling pink and blue leaves and flowers. Sticks: there are seven gold bordered medallions, the middle of which has a woman sitting under a roof and a man standing in front of her; it is flanked by two medallions of flowers, the left one with a basket of flowers on top, like the central one. The first three sticks on either side have two medallions one above the other. On the left, there is a hen at the bottom and a rabbit with a long tail on top, and on the right, there is a bird with open wings above the rabbit. Empty spaces are filled with sprays of flowers. The reverse is undecorated. Guards: both guards are decorated in a similar way: a scrolling spray of leaves on the shoulder, scrolls and garlands of flowers on the bottom of the guard proper, a woman sitting under a roof and two little arches on top.

Production Place

England (maker) (country) ()

English (maker) (nationality) ()

Technique Description

Folding fan, double paper leaf painted in bodycolour and watercolour. Sticks of carved, pierced and painted ivory; guards of pierced, carved and painted ivory (20+2). Rivet of iron and washer of mother-of-pearl.

Dimensions

length: (guards): 26.6 cm
width:

Period

3rd quarter 18th Century
George III

Date

circa 1760

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

Nancy Armstrong described the fan as being French 1770-1780

Accession Number

M.320-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117905; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-05-03)

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