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Fan leaf

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750 - ca. 1775 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching

  • Museum number:

    E.1055-1992

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case T, shelf 130

This fan leaf, printed with a Chinoiserie design, is probably English in origin. When finished such fans would have been aimed at the cheaper end of the market and probably sold on the street.

Physical description

Fan leaf printed with a Chinoiserie design on a double layer of paper. Line design showing a Chinese man and woman in a landscape with a high backed chair, rocks, birds. Plants include pea-pods, bullrushes, opium poppies and a tree (left) with an owl and jug and bell hanging from it.

Place of Origin

England (probably, made)

Date

ca. 1750 - ca. 1775 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (made)

Materials and Techniques

Etching

Dimensions

Height: 27.1 cm sheet, Width: 51.2 cm sheet

Object history note

Martin Willcocks Collection

Descriptive line

Fan leaf printed with chinoiserie design; English, third quarter of the 18th century i.e. 1750-1775.

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Etching

Subjects depicted

Jug; Woman; Opium poppy; Flowers; Bell; Rocks; Man; Fans and fan mounts; Bullrush; Chair; Birds; Landscape; Owl; Peapods

Categories

Fans; Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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