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Screen fan: O.10-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: uncertain




Screen fan, Ukiyo-e school, artist's signature and seal un-deciphered, censor seal for 1861; publisher's trade mark of Iseya/Soemon (daieido) of Horie-cho (on both sides). Obverse, decorated with chidori over waves at sunset; reverse: with fishing net and ? eel. Handle: soft wood. Ribs: bamboo. Face: colour prints from woodblocks; obverse in red, blue, black and grey with padded gauffrage; reverse in blue.


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

Length: 32.3 cm
Width: 24.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, Mid#
Production date: circa AD 1861

School or Style

Ukiyo-e school

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Ribs composed of bamboo
Face composed of paint
Handle composed of softwood

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.10-1985
Primary reference Number: 118463
Old object number: 424
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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