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Folding fan advertising Cognac Richarpailloud: M.314-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Folding fan advertising Cognac Richarpailloud


Publisher: Chambrelent




Folding fan advertising Cognac Richarpailloud, depicting a dandy wearing a red costume and wide-brim feather hat, clasping the Richarpailloud Cognac House coat-of-arms.
Chromolithograph (mutil-colour print) on wood sticks.


History note: Lennox Boyd Estate. Christie's no. 2092

Legal notes

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

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

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


20th Century
Production date: circa AD 1930


Published by Chambrelent, Eventailliste, Paris, this exuberant fan shows a dandy wearing a red costume and wide-brim feather hat, clasping the Richarpailloud Cognac House coat-of-arms. The fan is adapted from a poster by Jean d'Ylen (1866-1938) printed by Vercasson, Paris, which shows the figure full-length. Such fans would have been mass-produced and given away in the hope of attracting new customers.

This fan forms part of the collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd, allocated to the Museum by H.M. Government in lieu of inheritance tax in 2015. The collection of over 600 fans ranges in date from the 18th to the 20th centuries and in type from bejewelled and hand-painted court and wedding fans, to printed mass-produced advertising fans, aide-memoire fans, mourning fans and children’s fans.

Components of the work

Sticks composed of wood

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.314-2015
Primary reference Number: 204884
Sale number: 2092
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 29 July 2015 Updated: Tuesday 26 October 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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