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Links and bibliography

Useful Links

The Fan Museum, Greenwich

Fan Association of North America (FANA)

Fan Circle International


Museums with Fan Collections

Preston, Harley   The Fan Directory of Great Britain, The Fan Museum, Greenwich, n.d.

European Fans

Alexander, Hélène  Fans, London, 1984

Armstrong, Nancy   A Collector's History of Fans, London and New York, 1974

Armstrong, Nancy   Fans, London, 1984

Armstrong, Nancy  Fans from the Fitzwilliam, Cambridge, 1985

Armstrong, Nancy  Fans in Spain, London, 2004

Bennett, Anna Gray   Unfolding Beauty, The Art of the Fan, The Collection of Esther Oldham and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, London, 1988

Blondel, S.   Histoire des éventails, Paris, 1875

Cowan, Pamela   A Fanfare for the Sun King, Unfolding Fans for Louis XIV, London, 2003

Cust, Lionel   Catalogue of the Collection of Fans and Fan-Leaves presented to the Trustees of the British Museum by the Lady Charlotte Schreiber, London, 1893

Dente, Aldo   Seducendo con l'arte, La collezione di ventagli dei Civici Musei di Storia ed Arte di Trieste, Trieste, 2003

Fan Association of North America,   FANA

Fan Circle International   Fans, The Bulletin of the Fan Circle International

Florence, Palazzo Pitti   Ventagli italiani, moda, costume, arte, catalogue of an exhibition held 21 September - 15 November 1990, Venice, 1990

Gostelow, Mary   The Fan, London, 1976

Hughes, Therle   'Fantasy in Plume and Parchment, European Fans from the Leonard Messel Collection', Country Life, 8 June, 1972, pp. 1455-8

Kammerl, Christl   Der Fächer, Munich, 1989

London, Victoria & Albert Museum   Fans from the East, London, 1978

Mayor, Susan   Collecting Fans, London, 1980

Melville, Beryl   The Fan and Lace, Lochlea Publications, 1991

Milano, Alberto, and Villani, Elena   Musei e Gallerie di Milano, Museo d'Arti Applicate, Raccolta Bertorelli, Ventole e Ventagli, Milan, 1995

Munich, Bayerischen Nationalmuseum   Fächer, Kunst und Mode aus fünf Jahrhunderten, Munich, 1987

New York, Cooper-Hewitt Museum   Folding Fans in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, 1986

Paris, Le Louvre des Antiquaires   L'éventail à tous vents, Paris, 1989

Paris, Musée de la Mode et du Costume   L'éventail miroir de la Belle Epoque, Paris, 1985

Percival, MacIver   The Fan Book, London, 1920

Perthuis, Françoise de, and Meylan, Vincent   Eventails, Paris, 1989

Rhead, G. Woolliscroft   History of the Fan, London, 1910

Roberts, Jane, Sutcliffe, Prudence, and Mayor, Susan   Unfolding Pictures, Fans in the Royal Collection, London, 2005

Salsi, Claudio   I ventagli di carta/Paper Fans, Milan, 1988

Tcherviakov, Alexandre F.   Fans, from the 18th to the Beginning of the 20th Century, Collection of the Palace of Ostankino in Moscow, Bournemouth, 1998

Thornton, Peter   'Une des plus belles collections d'éventails du monde, La collection Léonard Messel . . .', Connaissance des Arts, No. 134, (April, 1963), pp. 94-99

Volet, Maryse, and Beentjes, Annette   Eventails, Collection du Musée d'art et d'histoire de Genève, Geneva, 1987

Oriental Fans

Crossman, Carl L.   The China Trade, Princeton, 1972 (Chapter 11, Fans)

Greenwich, The Fan Museum   From the Land of the Fan, London, 2001

Hay, John   'Chinese Fan Painting' in Chinese Painting and the Decorative Style, ed. by Margaret Medley, London, Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, 1975

Henderson, Milne   An Exhibition of Nanga Fan Painting, London, 1975

Hughes, Therle   'Storm Dragons and Plum Blossom, Oriental Fans in the Leonard Messel Collection', Country Life, June 15th, 1972, pp. 1539-1542

Hutt, Julia, and Alexander, Hélène   Ogi, A History of the Japanese Fan, London, 1992

Irons, Neville John   Fans of Imperial Japan, Hong Kong, 1981

London, Victoria & Albert Museum   Fans from the East, London 1978

New Orleans, Museum of Art   Japanese Fan Paintings from Western Collections, New Orleans, 1985

Strange, Edward E.   The Colour-Prints of Hiroshige, London (Cassel & Co.), 1925. Includes a chapter on fan prints, based on the Victoria and Albert Museum's collection