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Fan

Black-and-white photograph of a fan made of finely carved pieces, featuring nude figures and cherubs among foliage.
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  • Black-and-white photograph of a fan made of finely carved pieces, featuring nude figures and cherubs among foliage.

Date:

1775/1800

Artist:

Painted by Benjamin West (American, 1728–1836)
England

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Artist

Benjamin West (Painter)

Title

Fan

Origin

England

Date

Made 1775–1800

Medium

Ivory guards and sticks, carved; paper mount, painted; gold leaf; metal pin with mother-of-pearl

Inscriptions

Marks: WLB ( in ink on guard); inscription (on reverse): "Painted by Benjamin West and presented to Frances Norton, London, in June / W.L. Baylor of Caroline Co. Virgina"

Dimensions

28.8 × 50.4 cm (11 1/4 × 19 2/3 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the Antiquarian Society

Reference Number

1891.94

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