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Printed and painted double paper leaf. Obverse: oval central mask with eyes excised; 2 scenes left: music shop with three men with lutes and flute, woman marked "Este enojaris" (Angry one) beating man marked "Gueramino" (Badman); 2 scenes right : street scene with woman with mask and fan offered...

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Al Senor Dn Matheo Juille Gde Dios m ann Sevilla


Before 1976: Collection DeWitt Clinton Cohen; by 1976: Collection Esther Oldham; gift of Esther Oldham to the MFA, June 9, 1976.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

English for the Spanish market, 1740s

Object Place

England, made for the Spanish market


Guard: 26.3 cm (10 3/8 in.); Maximum open: 48.5 cm (19 1/8 in.); Arc: 155°

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Medium or Technique

Paper leaf patched with skin, etched, engraved, and painted in watercolor; pierced, partially painted, varnished and gilded ivory sticks; mother-of-pearl; brass


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