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Grand Tour Fan: M.13-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Grand Tour Fan


Unknown (Maker)


Folding fan of double "chickenskin" painted in neo-classical style with three landscapes in cartouches, decorated with winged beasts, scrolls, etc. Sticks and guards of shaped plain ivory


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: 47.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th century
Circa 1780 - 1800

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Sticks, Guards composed of ivory Guards Length 26.7 cm

Materials used in production

Chicken skin

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.13-1985
Primary reference Number: 117599
Old catalogue number: DR 28/367
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 January 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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