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Screen fan: O.66-1985

Object information


Dai Xiaocang (Painter)


Screen fan, Decorated, obverse; with a lake-shore landscape, a man pulling a boat to shore; reverse: with two colophons. Stick: light wood with ivory finial. Rim: brocade covered. Face: silk, obverse: painted and inscribed in ink and wash; reverse: inscribed in ink, with a cartouche in red and blue.


History note: Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953); Anne, Countess of Rosse (1902-1992)

Legal notes

Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Width: 26.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1985-01-28) by Countess of Rosse, Anne


First half of 19th Century
Production date: circa AD 1823

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Face composed of silk wash ink Stick composed of ivory splints (lighting devices) Guards Height 39.1 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: gueiwei chugiu/xie yu longxiang/duhua ji ? ju ci shou ?/ ? Dai Xiaocang. Seal: Xiaocang
  • Location: Front
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Shuyuan third elder brother great man. Huiyin di Wu Tingfen (seals undeciphered) Left: di Wang Kaipei seal: ?shun? sung?.
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.66-1985
Primary reference Number: 118455
Old object number: 458
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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