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(The Taking of the Bastille)
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The Taking of the Bastille
Folding fan, double paper leaf, printed in black, painted in watercolours and gilt. The Taking of the Bastille titled 'Prise de la Bastille par les bourgeois et les braves Gardes Françaises de la bonne Ville de Paris, le 14 Juillet 1789. Dediée a la nation'. On the extreme left and right, six verses of a song to the 'Air la Bequille a barnaba', numbered 1 to 6, and flanking the central scene, captions for the numerals on it:' Mr. de Launay pris par le Grenadier et le Compon Horloger', 'Pavillon blanc', 'Maison de Mr Launay', 'Les Cuisines', 'premier pont-levi', 'grand pont levi'. Sticks and guards of pallisander wood (14+2), the guards are edged with bone and strengthened with bone at the rivet, which is made of steel. On the reverse, a small, green and red floral spray in the centre.
France, (maker) (country)
French (maker) (nationality)
Folding fan, double paper leaf, printed in black, painted in watercolours and gilt. Sticks and guards of pallisander wood (14+2), the guards are edged with bone and strengthened with bone at the rivet, which is made of steel.
length: (guards): 27.9
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.334-1985 (Applied Arts)