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Cabriolet fan

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Two concentric paper leaves painted primarily in black and shades of gray (grisaille); a mourning fan. Obverse: center pastoral scene, two women with parasol, man with pipes, woman gathering hay, flanked by two pastoral landscapes, gray floral and decorative designs between and at outsides...

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Provenance

Gift of Esther Oldham to MFA, June 9, 1976.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

1755–60

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Guard: 27 cm (10 5/8 in.); maximum open: 47.5 cm (18 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.211

Medium or Technique

Paper leaf; carved, pierced, and painted ivory sticks; paste

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes