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Folding fan: M.147-1985

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 34 (Fan Gallery)

Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Folding fan double paper leaf, stipple printed and painted in watercolour, body colour and gold. Sticks and guards of painted wood, ivory thumbguard (19+2). Iron rivet; washer of mother-of-pearl. The print is signed 'Bojoznan (?) Sculp'. Front: In the centre, a young family is fishing on an island. Both spouses are fishing, a woman on the left holds their son who is fishing, and their little daughter is playing with a basket. There is a boat on the left, buildings in the foreground and a hilly landscape in the background. The left border and the first quarters on each side of the top border are blue with a wavy gold line, and the inner top border is of flowers and fruit. The top and lower edging are of gold foil. Back: a fragment of a column on a pedestal in a landscape with a tree and a fishing net in between two sprays of leaves and berries. Top, right and parts of the lower border are decorated with a brown line, gold leaves and blue strokes. Sticks: on the bottom, there is a row of flowers with two crossed arrows in the middle; above, two bouquets of flowers and a garland of flowers in the centre. On top, there is a row of gold striations above a row of green leaves with stars. Guards: Both guards are decorated in a similar way with striations on the bottom of the guard proper followed by two leaves with stars, two sprays of flowers. Two crossed arrows, a flower bouquet, a floral swag, three leaves and hatching on top.

Notes

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 Museum.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early 18th Century
Production date: circa AD 1820

Note

European, possibly German

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Leaf composed of paper bodycolour watercolours ink Width 47 cm
Sticks+guards composed of wood Rivet composed of iron Washer composed of mother-of-pearl Thumbguard composed of ivory Guards Length 27.2 cm
Leaf+sticks

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.147-1985
Primary reference Number: 117732
Old catalogue number: DR 21/265
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 19 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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