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English trompe l'oeil folding fan

Image attached to M.205-1985

An image of Folding Fan. Trompe l'oeil fan. Unidentified maker. Front: Painted overall with a trompe l'oeil design comprising from left to right: a leg of ham on a dish; a dog; part of a book; a print, painted en grisaille with a man playing bagpipes to the music of which a woman is dancing and playing castanets, signed 'Jno Faber fecit 1757'; a framed, coloured landscape in which a woman is dancing to the music of a violin played by a man seated under a tree; an open book inscribed DONN QUICKSOTT; a watch inscribed '-(J)EWELL' and 'LONDON'; a coloured picture of a man and woman playing draughts in a panelled room; two books and the sound box end of a lute. The edges have borders of gold vine. Reverse: Painted in blue, yellow, black and brown, three closed books, an open book of music, a sheet of music and a flute, surrounded by scrolls. Sticks: The lower part of each stick is shaped, the upper part is straight and tapering and pierced by simple geometrical and plant motifs. Where the shaping ends there is a band of gilt plant ornament. Single leaf of skin? painted in gouache and gilt. Sticks of bone, shaped, pierced and gilt; guards of pierced, carved and gilt bone (21+2). Rivet set with garnet pastes, length, guards, 25.7 cm, 1757. English.

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Folding Fan. Trompe l'oeil fan. Unidentified maker. Front: Painted overall with a trompe l'oeil design comprising from left to right: a leg of ham on a dish; a dog; part of a book; a print, painted en grisaille with a man playing bagpipes to the music of which a woman is dancing and playing castanets, signed 'Jno Faber fecit 1757'; a framed, coloured landscape in which a woman is dancing to the music of a violin played by a man seated under a tree; an open book inscribed DONN QUICKSOTT; a watch inscribed '-(J)EWELL' and 'LONDON'; a coloured picture of a man and woman playing draughts in a panelled room; two books and the sound box end of a lute. The edges have borders of gold vine. Reverse: Painted in blue, yellow, black and brown, three closed books, an open book of music, a sheet of music and a flute, surrounded by scrolls. Sticks: The lower part of each stick is shaped, the upper part is straight and tapering and pierced by simple geometrical and plant motifs. Where the shaping ends there is a band of gilt plant ornament. Single leaf of skin? painted in gouache and gilt. Sticks of bone, shaped, pierced and gilt; guards of pierced, carved and gilt bone (21+2). Rivet set with garnet pastes, length, guards, 25.7 cm, 1757. English.

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  • Accession Number: M.205-1985
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/32.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Jaymes Sinclair
  • Image height: 568 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.6 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 196.46kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1

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18th Century Artistic Movement Date Department English Fitz_AA Georgian Material Medium Nationalities Object Type Other Keywords Roccoco Rococo Workflow _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPAC _WF_PCtd _WF_Replace _WF_Replaced_OK bone carved fan fashion folding fan gilt gouache ham hand fan leg of ham lute meat painted pierced trompe l’oeuil watch

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