Skip to main content

Screen fan: O.11-1985

An image of Screen fan

Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Colours in this image

Alternative views

Object information


Possibly Gakyo (Maker)
Possibly Masataka (Maker)


Screen fan, signed with seals: Gakyo or Masataka. Decorated, obverse: with model frogs by a low jardinière containing ? rice shoots and model cranes; reverse: with inscription. Stick: light softwood, carved. Ribs: bamboo. Face: printed from woodblocks; obverse: in red, green and grey; reverse in black.


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: 33.8 cm
Width: 25.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 19th Century
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
After 1870 CE - Before 1900 1900 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Stick: composed of softwood ( light) Ribs: composed of bamboo Face: composed of paint

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.11-1985
Primary reference Number: 118465
Old object number: 462
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 18 December 2018 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Screen fan" Web page available at: Accessed: 2021-12-07 21:35:17

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=|title=Screen fan|author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2021-12-07 21:35:17|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

<div class="text-center my-3"> <figure class="figure"> <img src="" alt="screen fan" class="img-fluid" /> <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">screen fan</figcaption> </figure> </div>

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Screen fan

Accession Number: O.50-1985

Screen fan

Accession Number: O.64-1985

Screen fan

Accession Number: O.28-1985

Screen fan

Accession Number: O.68-1985

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...

University of Cambridge Museums logo
Arts Council England Logo
Research England logo
The Technology Partnership logo
Brewin Dolphin Logo