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Screen fan: O.11-1985

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Gakyo (Possibly)
Maker: Masataka (Possibly)




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


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

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Components of the work

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.11-1985
Primary reference Number: 118465
Old object number: 462
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 18 December 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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