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Leaf: skin recto, paper verso. Design: "Twelve Episodes." Twelve storytelling scenes in two registers separated by lines of flowers. The story is not clear; it has something to do with a country girl who is the target of Cupid's arrows and who spends some time in the city and is subjected to...

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Bequest of Mrs. Martin Brimmer to MFA, November 8, 1906.

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Bequest of Mrs. Martin Brimmer

French, 1750s

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Guard: 28.5 cm (11 1/4 in.); maximum open: 52 cm (20 1/2 in.); arc: 160°

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Skin/paper leaf painted in gouache and gilded; pierced, carved and gilded mother-of-pearl sticks (one replaced)


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