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A neo-classical fan: M.30-2015

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A neo-classical fan

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

The silk leaf is set with three stipple engravings printed in colour, all on silk, the reserves painted with Pompeian decorations and sequins. In the centre is a classical allegory, of a seated figure of a woman and two putti preparing garlands of flowers. To the left of the image two figures approach. To the right of seated figure stands male lover with cupid behind.
The ivory sticks pierced and fretted, and chased with silver and gold.

Notes

History note: The Lennox Boyd Collection. Christies no. 6.

Legal notes

Accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of inheritance tax from The Lennox Boyd Estate

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (2015-04-27) by H.M. Government

Dating

18th century
Production date: circa AD 1790

Components of the work

Leaf composed of silk
Sticks composed of ivory

Materials used in production

Sequins

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.30-2015
Primary reference Number: 204654
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 23 July 2015 Updated: Monday 24 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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