Fan

1820-1840 (made)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The Gothic Revival was an art movement inspired by medieval art and architecture. It became popular in the 1830s and 1840s. On fans such as this one, the style took the form of delicately pointed tops to the sticks. These were further embellished with crocketing - small projections along the points - inspired by the gables and spires of Gothic churches. The rich colours are a new development after the pastel shades of the earlier Neo-classical period.


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Object Type
Brief Description
Brisé fan, painted and gilded horn with pierced metal guards, Britain or France, 1820-40
Physical Description
Fan
Dimensions
  • Open width: 36cm
  • Height: 19cm
  • With finger ring height: 22cm
  • Length: 22cm (closed, approximate)
  • Width: 2.5cm (closed, approximate)
  • Depth: 2cm (closed, approximate)
Style
Credit line
Given by Admiral Sir Robert and Lady Prendergast
Summary
The Gothic Revival was an art movement inspired by medieval art and architecture. It became popular in the 1830s and 1840s. On fans such as this one, the style took the form of delicately pointed tops to the sticks. These were further embellished with crocketing - small projections along the points - inspired by the gables and spires of Gothic churches. The rich colours are a new development after the pastel shades of the earlier Neo-classical period.
Collection
Accession Number
T.71-1956

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record createdDecember 12, 2003
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