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Découpé fan

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Découpé (cut) double paper leaf fan which served as an aide-mémoire for a popular song about the of Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722). Obverse: printed and hand painted design of Marlborough on tomb inscribed "Cy git Malbrouk" amid flags, two soldiers left, page and wife right mourning, center;...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

about 1782

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Guard: 26.5 cm (10 7/16 in.); maximum open: 48 cm (18 7/8 in.); arc: 145°

Accession Number

1976.231

Medium or Technique

Paper leaf découpé, etched and painted in watercolor; painted bone sticks and guards; foil

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes