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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.


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

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Gift of Mrs. George Washington Wales

French, 1800–10

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

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


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