Preparatory sketch of a design for a folding fan in black ink and colour pigment. The fan is decorated with a pair of quails sitting amongst the grass beneath the full moon. Paper fans were an essential accessory in Japan’s hot and humid summers and an attractive image by a painter would make the product particularly desirable.


  • Title: Design for a fan
  • Creator: Ishibashi Kazunori
  • Location Created: Asia: Eastern Asia: Japan
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 265 mm x 419 mm
  • Rights: Copyright of National Museums Liverpool
  • Medium: Pigment; Ink; Paper Plant

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