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New Church Fan

Image attached to M.232-1985

An image of Folding fan. New Church Fan. Unknown maker, England. Front: At the centre of the top of the leaf there is a descending dove and three cherubs heads with below 'PUBLISH'D with the APPROBATION of the LORD BISHOP of LONDON/NEW CHURCH FAN'. The main field is occupied by vertical panels containing the Lord's Prayer headed 'Our Father', The Ten Commandments, headed 'Exodus' 'Chapter XX' and the Creed headed 'I Believe', separated by an oval panel containing two angels and another containing an angel and two cherubs. Above the latter are respectively 'A Prayer for the King's Majesty.' and 'A Prayer for the Royal Family.' At the bottom of the leaf, below the oval panels, are two labels bearing the words 'Enter'd at Stationers Hall by' and 'the Proprieters May.1.1796.' Upper and lower borders of crowns, drapes and Prince of Wales'feathers. Back: Undecorated. The cherubs and angels are after the Rev. Matthew William Peters (1742-1814). Double paper leaf, printed in brown. Gold paper ? binding on upper edge and gold strips along the other edges. Sticks and guards of shaped ivory (18+2). Rivet with mother-of-pearl washers. Length, guards, 24.4 cm, circa 1796.

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Folding fan. New Church Fan. Unknown maker, England. Front: At the centre of the top of the leaf there is a descending dove and three cherubs heads with below 'PUBLISH'D with the APPROBATION of the LORD BISHOP of LONDON/NEW CHURCH FAN'. The main field is occupied by vertical panels containing the Lord's Prayer headed 'Our Father', The Ten Commandments, headed 'Exodus' 'Chapter XX' and the Creed headed 'I Believe', separated by an oval panel containing two angels and another containing an angel and two cherubs. Above the latter are respectively 'A Prayer for the King's Majesty.' and 'A Prayer for the Royal Family.' At the bottom of the leaf, below the oval panels, are two labels bearing the words 'Enter'd at Stationers Hall by' and 'the Proprieters May.1.1796.' Upper and lower borders of crowns, drapes and Prince of Wales'feathers. Back: Undecorated. The cherubs and angels are after the Rev. Matthew William Peters (1742-1814). Double paper leaf, printed in brown. Gold paper ? binding on upper edge and gold strips along the other edges. Sticks and guards of shaped ivory (18+2). Rivet with mother-of-pearl washers. Length, guards, 24.4 cm, circa 1796.

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  • Accession Number: M.232-1985
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Photographer name: Image Library
  • Image height: 666 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.5 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 179.54kB

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