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Screen fan: O.5-1985

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 34 (Fan Gallery)


Maker: Chen Yang




Screen fan inscribed with: 'Yun shan cang cang jiang shui jui jui xien sheng/ ji feng shan gao ming change/ Chen yan Kan' ('The misty mountains are cold and vast, rivers and streams are in flood. The gentleman's usual mountain haunts grow higher and clearer'. Carved by Chen Yang. Decorated with a full-length three-quarter view of a standing fisherman. Stick: dark hard wood carved and inset with bamboo skin. Face: bamboo skin, laminated, carved in low relief and incised.


History note: Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953); 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

Measurements and weight

Width: 19.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
After 1701 - Before 1800

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Stick composed of hard wood ( dark)
Stick+face composed of bamboo skin
Guards Height 39.7 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Inscribed Yun shan cang cang jiang shui jui jui xien sheng/ji feng shan gao ming chang/Chen yan Kan
  • Location: Front, top left
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.5-1985
Primary reference Number: 118421
Old object number: 419
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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