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Folding fan: M.4-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Printed and painted on paper, depicting a lady in a park, near a river.
Sticks of gilt ivory, guards of ivory inlaid with mother-of-pearl.


History note: Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953): his daughter Anne, Countess of Rosse (1902-1992)

Legal notes

Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from the Friends of the Fitzwilliam

Measurements and weight

Width: 40.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Naples ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1985-01-28) by Countess of Rosse, Anne


19th century
1825 - 1835

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Sticks composed of gilt
Guards composed of mother-of-pearl
Sticks, Guards composed of ivory
Guard Length 21.4 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.4-1985
Primary reference Number: 117590
Old object number: DR 23/292
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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