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Fan wrapper: O.15A-1985

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Current Location: Gallery 34 (Fan Gallery)


Maker: Unknown




Paper painted in ink, and polychrome opaque water-colours and gold


History note: Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953); his daughter 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: 34.4 cm
Width: 13 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, Mid#
Circa 1840 - 1850


Accessioned with O.15-1985, but although certainly for this type of fan, seems too wide for this particular example, and may be slightly earlier in date.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of watercolours ( polychrome opaque) ink gold

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.15A-1985
Primary reference Number: 118476
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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