Folding Fan


From: Germany | Austria

Curatorial Section: Historic

Object Number 21556
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture German
Provenience Germany | Austria
Date Made 1700-1799
Section Historic
Materials Gouache | Isinglass | Ivory | Paper
Technique Painted | Vernis Martin
Iconography Flowers | Apollo | Muses | Juno

Gouache painting on paper leaf. Decorated with panels of cut paper inlaid with isinglass and ornamented with flowers and figures in Chinese style. The central group of figures represents Apollo seated with two Muses, Juno in the clouds and Marsyas pleading before her. The sticks are of ivory, decorated in the style of Vernis Martin.

Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Lucy Wharton (Joseph) Drexel, 1899
Other Number 90 - Drexel Number

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