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Chinoiserie fan with a European scene

Image attached to M.258-2015

An image of Folding fan with a central pastoral scene of a seated European courting couple, watched by two men, set against a European-style landscape, the whole flanked by oriental motifs and figures within oriental landscapes. Paper leaf decorated on one side with hand-coloured etching, the top edge reinforced with an adhered narrow plain paper border, on shaped, painted, and varnished elephant ivory sticks and guards. Circa 1740. Chinoiserie. English.

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Folding fan with a central pastoral scene of a seated European courting couple, watched by two men, set against a European-style landscape, the whole flanked by oriental motifs and figures within oriental landscapes. Paper leaf decorated on one side with hand-coloured etching, the top edge reinforced with an adhered narrow plain paper border, on shaped, painted, and varnished elephant ivory sticks and guards. Circa 1740. Chinoiserie. English.

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  • Accession Number: M.258-2015
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/27.0
  • Focal length: 50
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D-31
  • Photographer name: Katie Young
  • Image height: 707 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 133.21kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 27/1

Key words

18th Century Chinoiserie costume couple courting courtship English etching European fan fans fashion fashionable Fitz_AA folding fan ivory landscape painted paper pierced scenes

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