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Fan: "Scene of Clemency"

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Thirteen gilded metal sticks; guards pierced, with embossed decoration. Leaf painted with neoclassical "Scene of Clemency:" Roman warrior and two ladies in landscape.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. George Washington Wales to MFA, March 28, 1895.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George Washington Wales

French, 1800–10

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Guard: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.); maximum open: 38 cm (14 15/16 in.); arc: 160°

Accession Number

95.859

Medium or Technique

Skin leaf painted in gouache, gilded and embossed; gilded openwork metal sticks and guards

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Personal accessories