Fan

Fan
Title
Fan
Date 
1853-1875
Medium 
Ivory, silk, paint, metal, mother of pearl, gilding
Dimensions 
closed: 10 x 1 x 1 in. ( 25.4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm )
Description 
Fan with ivory guards and sticks, ivory-colored satin leaf with printed floral decoration and painted inscriptions, and metal handle and rivet with mother of pearl button.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Lena Cadwalader Evans
Object Number 
1937.3
Marks 
painted in gold: at top center of leaf obverse: "LC" painted in pink: near center of leaf obverse: "LENA" painted in pale blue: on right side of leaf obverse: "PM" painted in blue and white: at center of leaf obverse: "Lightly lift the breeze, O fan! / Light on Lena let it fall; / Echo back her charm, and scan / Why she doth so soon enthrall, / Nestle on her cheek awhile / Gathering thence her winning art / And apprenticed to her smile, / Claim requital from her heart."
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, the verse painted on this fan was written by Peter Marie ("PM") for the donor's mother, Lena Burr Corse ("LC").
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group