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Obverse: " The Drawing Lesson," stipple engraved scene of tutor and girl with sketch pointing to pineapple plant on table, boy sketching plant, in botanical garden setting; painted flowers with gilt branches to sides, top; gilt decorative borders. Reverse: gilt floral spray center and decorative...

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

possibly English, 1820s

Object Place

Italy or England


Guard: 21.5 cm (8 7/16 in.); maximum open: 40 cm (15 3/4 in.); arc: 150°

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Medium or Technique

Skin/paper leaf painted in watercolor and partially gilded; painted and gilded bone sticks; gilt foil; mother-of-pearl


Textiles and Fashion Arts