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Fan with carved and painted bone sticks. The double paper leaf is decorated on the recto with an engraving over-painted in watercolour. A central mask with peepholes is perhaps the most striking element of this playful design probably made for the Spanish market, of which only a handful examples are thought to have survived. The vignettes on either side are also of interest and include a fan shop in which mask fans are on display (far right).

Details

  • Title: The Mask
  • Date Created: circa 1740s
  • Location: England
  • Physical Dimensions: 26.5 cm
  • Provenance: Formerly in the Baldwin Collection
  • Type: Fan
  • Medium: paper, hand coloured etching, bone

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