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Folding fan with a classical mythology scene

Image attached to M.223-2015

An image of Folding fan depicting a scene from classical mythology. An empress sits on a raised throne and rules, before her are three soldiers in roman military dress. Paper leaf with hand coloured etching on shaped sticks and guards, decorated with painted chinoiseries. Circa 1740. Chinoiserie. English, probably.

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Folding fan depicting a scene from classical mythology. An empress sits on a raised throne and rules, before her are three soldiers in roman military dress. Paper leaf with hand coloured etching on shaped sticks and guards, decorated with painted chinoiseries. Circa 1740. Chinoiserie. English, probably.

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  • Accession Number: M.223-2015
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/27.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D-31
  • Photographer name: Katie Young
  • Image height: 799 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 135.02kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 27/1

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18th Century Chinoiserie empress English etched etching fan fans Fitz_AA folding fan military mythology painted paper scenes soldiers

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