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Folding fan depicting scenes from the history of ballooning

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Single skin leaf. Scenes of balloons and balloonists. Obverse: 3 vignettes, crowds, townscapes, balloons (Rozier's balloon of first ascent, November 21, 1783, center); decorative panels with portraits (Guyton de Morveau, Joseph Montgolfier, Marquis d'Arlandes) beween and to sides, decorative...

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Provenance

Elizabeth Day McCormick (b. 1873 - d. 1957), Chicago; 1943, gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 10, 1943)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

French, about 1785

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Guard: 26.6 cm (10 1/2 in.); maximum open: 50.5 cm (19 7/8); arc: 180°

Accession Number

43.2078

Medium or Technique

Reformed protein [molded horn] sticks and skin leaf painted with gouache

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes