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Screen fan: O.58-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Screen fan, signed: Qingjia Chunhe with un-deciphered seal. Dedicated to Jiesan first elder brother in two colophons, dated shinmao, probably 1831. Colophons signed; right: ' Dongxu Jin Yong; left Juo (?) gan Fang Li, seals un-deciphered. Decorated, obverse: with Wang Xiji seated at a stone table, beginning to write, his attendant rubbing the ink, by a river bank, with geese; in the background, a crackle-glazed pot containing dwarf prunus and bamboo, on a rustic carved stand, reverse with two colophons in cartouches. Stick: dark hardwood with ivory finial. Rim: brocade covered. Face: silk, inscribed and painted in ink and wash.


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: 26.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th century
Production date: probably AD 1831

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Face composed of wash ( painted) silk ink
Stick composed of ivory hardwood
Guards Height 40.2 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.58-1985
Primary reference Number: 118451
Old object number: 456
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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