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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:


  • Museum number:


  • 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. A landscape setting with rocks and plants, blossom and peony, and two Chinese women carrying a basket of grapes and bread(?). Near to them to the right is a building with pillars and internal tiling.

Place of Origin

England (probably, made)


ca. 1750 - ca. 1775 (made)


Unknown (made)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 27.3 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.


Printing ink; Paper



Subjects depicted

Landscape; Peony; Pavilion; Pillars; Blossom; Tree; Fans and fan mounts; Servant; Tiling; Rocks; Grapes; Basket; Woman


Fans; Paintings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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