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Double leaf fan painted in the "stipple" technique. Obverse: scene on "Erminia and the Shepherds" (after Antonio Guardi), gilt border; surrounded by painted "lace" on gilt and purple wavy striped background. Reverse: pastoral vignette of cows and cowherds and ship, flowers and butterflies to...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

1750s

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

Guard: 28.0 cm (11 in.); maximum open: 54.0 cm (21 1/4 in.); arc: 170°

Accession Number

1976.344

Medium or Technique

Skin leaf painted in gouache; pierced, painted, and lightly gilded ivory sticks

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes