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The 'Ashton Botanical' or 'Botanical Orders' Fan

Image attached to M.225-1985

An image of Folding fan. The 'Ashton Botanical' or 'Botanical Orders' Fan. Ashton, Sarah, (British, late 18th century). Inscribed 'Published as the Act directs July 21st, 1792, by Sarah Ashton... Little Britain.'; on the reverse are details of the numbered items, and lines from Erasmus Darwin's 'The Botanic Garden'. Double paper leaf printed and hand-coloured. The sticks and guards are of polished laburnum wood. Length, guards, 25.7 cm, circa 1792.

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Folding fan. The 'Ashton Botanical' or 'Botanical Orders' Fan. Ashton, Sarah, (British, late 18th century). Inscribed 'Published as the Act directs July 21st, 1792, by Sarah Ashton... Little Britain.'; on the reverse are details of the numbered items, and lines from Erasmus Darwin's 'The Botanic Garden'. Double paper leaf printed and hand-coloured. The sticks and guards are of polished laburnum wood. Length, guards, 25.7 cm, circa 1792.

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  • Accession Number: M.225-1985
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Photographer name: Image Library
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  • Image width: 1024 pixels
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18th Century _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPAC Ashton botanical Charles Darwin Darwin English fan fans Fitz_AA floral flowers folding fan Georgian hand coloured laburnum leaves paper plants Sarah Ashton wood

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