Wood, paper, ribbon
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 )
Gift of Mr. A. Gordon Norrie, in the name of Eloise Lawrence Breese
engraved: above image of Marie Antoinette: "Marie Antoinette Reine de France, n
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.
Olson, Roberta J. M. "A selection of European paintings and objects." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 182-187.
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