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Fan, about 1820, Italy. Double skin leaf. Obverse: three vignettes, Mount Vesevius erupting center, musicians playing to virgin left, family by shore right; green background with scrollwork surrounds. Reverse: three vignettes, Bay of Naples center, family cooking and eating pasta left, musicians and dancers right; orange background with green scrolling vines surrounds - in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Fan, ca 1820 Italy, MFA Boston I wonder who owned this? Like, who would want pictures of erupting volcanoes and people crying on their fan?

1730-1740, Europe - Fan - Skin leaf etched and painted in gouache; pierced, carved, and gilded sticks backed with mother-of-pearl; paste - Obverse: center vignette of man showing a man and a young woman oval painting of a young man, columns, balustrade behind, cityscape in background; surrounded by printed “lace” design on blue striped background with flowering vines; fly on lace right

1730-1740, Europe - Fan - Skin leaf etched and painted in gouache; pierced, carved, and gilded sticks backed with mother-of-pearl; paste - Obverse: center vignette of man showing a man and a young woman oval painting of a young man, columns, balustrade behind, cityscape in background; surrounded by printed “lace” design on blue striped background with flowering vines; fly on lace right

Fan Date: early 19th century Culture: Italian Medium: Skin, paint, pearl

Fan Date: early century Culture: Italian Medium: Skin, paint, pearl Dimensions: 15 x 8 in.

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1715-25

Vintage Fan: Early 18th Century Dutch c1725 - A Concert - Given by the Duke of Coburg to Princess Victoria (afterwards Queen) in 1836 by CharmaineZoe, via Flickr

Vintage Fan: Early Century Dutch This fan was given by the Duke of Coburg to Princess Victoria (afterwards Queen) in century fans were still seen as appropriate gifts of quality in the century even for royalty

George Wilson (active 1795-1801), Shakespeare’s Seven Ages (London, 1796). Beinecke Library, Yale University

George Wilson (active Shakespeare’s Seven Ages (London, Beinecke Library, Yale University

Commemorative fan of Prince Charles Edward Stuart claiming inheritance of English crown in the second Jacobite Rebellion (1745). Engraved and hand-painted paper leaf. Prince attended by Mars (Cameron of Lochiel) and Bellona (Flora MacDonald) center.

Commemorative fan of Prince Charles Edward Stuart claiming inheritance of English crown in the second Jacobite Rebellion Engraved and hand-painted paper leaf. Prince attended by Mars (Cameron of Lochiel) and Bellona (Flora MacDonald) center.

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1798, France - Printed fan after costume print - Paper leaf. Printed, hand-colored scene of two women having tea, small dog right, signed “SL 918”; against brown background ornamented with hand-cut steel sequins; narrow silver band at top. Ivory sticks.

France - Printed fan after costume print - Paper leaf. Printed, hand-colored scene of two women having tea, small dog right, signed “SL against brown background ornamented with hand-cut steel sequins; narrow silver band at top.

Collection | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fan Date: 1798 Culture: British Medium: Ivory, steel and glass Dimensions: 10 x 17 in. x cm) Classification: Fans Credit Line: Gift of Mrs.

Italian. Fitzwilliam Museum Messel-Rosse Collection - Object M.21-1985 (Id:117607)

Italian. Fitzwilliam Museum Messel-Rosse Collection - Object M.21-1985 (Id:117607)

Unmounted double paper fan leaf, commemorating Treaty of Amiens, English (London) October 2, 1801 - in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Unmounted double paper fan leaf, commemorating Treaty of Amiens, English (London) October 1801 - in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

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