Fan

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Title:
Fan
Bibliography: 
Olson, Roberta J. M. "A selection of European paintings and objects." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 182-187.
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Date: 
ca. 1789
Medium: 
Wood, paper, ribbon
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
closed: 11 x 1 x 1 in. ( 27.9 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm ) open: 18 x 11 x 1 in. ( 45.7 x 27.9 x 2.5 cm )
Date End: 
1 789
Description: 
Brisé fan with pierced wooden guards and sticks with serrated tips; three applied paper medallions with engravings of Marie Antoinette, an allegory of French patriotism, and the Marquis de Lafayette; sticks joined by multicolored ribbon.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. A. Gordon Norrie, in the name of Eloise Lawrence Breese
Object Number: 
1921.14
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this fan was carried by "a Miss Bogert" at the reception and ball in honor of General Lafayette held at Castle Garden on September 14, 1824. Eloise Lawrence Breese, in whose name this fan was given, was Miss Bogert's great niece.
Date Begin: 
1789
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group