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Screen fan: O.21-1985

Object information


Wenjiao Shu qian (Painter)


Painted with Wany Wei at ease, holding a feather fan with a gin in a bamboo grove, the reverse with two colophons. Stick and centre stick combined: bamboo, carved and incised. Rim: cane, covered in brocade. Face: silk painted in Chinese ink and translucent watercolours.


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: 27.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 19th century
Production date: circa AD 1843

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Face composed of watercolour ( translucent) silk Stick composed of bamboo Guards Height 40.2 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Jie chen er xiong da ren shu Seals: right: Shu and ? Qian; left: Wenjiao. The first colophon dated guimao zhonggin i.e. 8th month guimao year probably = 1843 seals Chen and Shu.
  • Location: Front
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.21-1985
Primary reference Number: 118432
Old object number: 417
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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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