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Commemorative fan for Battle of the Saints, victory of Admiral George B. Rodney over the French forces under Comte de Grasse off Dominica in West Indies. Printed paper leaf painted in brown tones. Obverse: Adm. Rodney and Britannia before stone inscribed "To the Immortal RODNEY"; two putti with...

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Inscription

To the Immortal RODNEY

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

1782

Object Place

England

Dimensions

Guard: 24.5 cm (9 5/8 in.); maximum open: 44.5 cm (17 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1976.314

Medium or Technique

Paper leaf, printed, painted, edged with bronze sequins and gilt; carved and pierced bone sticks; foil

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes