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The Ladies Travelling Fan, of England and Wales

Balster, T.

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

This unfinished fan mount has a wrap-around map of England and Wales and includes a list of counties. England led the way in the 18th century in the sale and export of printed souvenir fans. They reproduced subjects such as commemorative or topical events, games or useful facts.

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  • Title: The Ladies Travelling Fan, of England and Wales
  • Creator: Balster, T.
  • Date Created: 1788
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 22 cm mounted, radius, Height: 15 cm mounted, thickness of curve, Width: 45 cm mounted
  • Provenance: Given by Mr A. K. Sabin
  • Medium: Engraving and soft-ground etching on paper, coloured by hand

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