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Fan - Fan used by Julia Neilson

Fan used by Julia Neilson

  • Object:

    Fan

  • Date:

    early 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved and painted wood and organdie

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss L.M. Jacobson

  • Museum number:

    S.924-1985

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Fan belonging to Julia Neilson (1868-1957) and used by her as Lady Blakeney in The Scarlet Pimpernel, New Theatre, 1905, or as Sarah, Countess of Marlborough in The Marlboroughs, on tour, 1924, and Wimbledon Theatre, 1925.

Physical description

Fan with carved wooden sticks, painted black, and black organdie leaf. With metal hanging loop.

Date

early 20th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Carved and painted wood and organdie

Dimensions

Height: 36 cm open approx., Width: 66 cm open approx., Height: 35.5 cm closed approx., Width: 3 cm guards approx., measured at widest part

Object history note

The fan was given to Sidney Young by Julia Neilson, as a present for his mother. On her death it was given by Mr Young to the donor, whose father was a first cousin of Julia Neilson.

Descriptive line

Fan with carved and painted wooden sticks and organdie leaf, belonging to Julia Neilson (1868-1957) and used by her as Lady Blakeney in The Scarlet Pimpernel, New Theatre, 1905, or as Sarah, Countess of Marlborough in The Marlboroughs, on tour, 1924, and Wimbledon Theatre, 1925

Materials

Wood; Paint; Organdie; Metal

Techniques

Cutting (dividing); Carving; Painting (coating); Glueing

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Theatre; Fans

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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