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Fan

Fan

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1911 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Barbier, George, born 1882 - died 1932 (designer)
    Paquin, Jeanne, born 1869 - died 1936 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed and hand-coloured paper, with painted silk, bone, metal and silk thread

  • Museum number:

    T.333-1978

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Georges Barbier was a leading fashion illustrator in Paris in the early 20th century. He collaborated with the most avant garde fashion designers of the day, such as Paul Poiret and Madame Paquin. The elaborate oriental costumes of the Ballets Russes, who performed in Paris, strongly influenced fashion in the 1910s. Madame Paquin worked with Barbier to develop a series of fans on an Eastern theme. The woman depicted on this fan wears a headdress identical to one designed by Madame Paquin. The style and content of the fan's design looks forward to the 1920s and Art Deco.

Physical description

Decorated fan of printed and hand-coloured paper and painted silk. The sticks and guards are of bone with painted decoration of grapes and butterflies. The rivet and cord loop are of yellow metal, and the cord and tassels are of various coloured silk threads twisted together. When folded the leaf projects beyond the guards in a series of zig-zags.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1911 (made)

Artist/maker

Barbier, George, born 1882 - died 1932 (designer)
Paquin, Jeanne, born 1869 - died 1936 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Printed and hand-coloured paper, with painted silk, bone, metal and silk thread

Dimensions

Length: 24.8 cm, Width: 33 cm open

Descriptive line

Fan of paper and silk, girl and vines, designed by George Barbier, Paris, France, 1911

Categories

Accessories; Fashion; Clothing; Fans; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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