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'WEAPONS OF SEDUCTION - 18th to 20th Century European Fans' The Fan Collection of the Medeiros e Almeida House-Museum Leque plissado com lantejoulas bordadas # © Hugo Amaral/Observador

'WEAPONS OF SEDUCTION - to Century European Fans' The Fan Collection of the Medeiros e Almeida House-Museum Leque plissado com lantejoulas bordadas # © Hugo Amaral/Observador

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Fan Date: Culture: European Medium: mother-of-pearl, paper, metal Dimensions: 10 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art,

Fan depicting 'Jacob Meeting Rachel at the Well'

Fan depicting 'Jacob Meeting Rachel at the Well'

Fan  Date: 1855–65 Culture: Spanish (probably) Medium: Mother-of-pearl, paper, gouache, metal Dimensions: 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art,

Fan Date: Culture: Spanish (probably) Medium: Mother-of-pearl, paper, gouache, metal Dimensions: 10 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art,

This fan illustrates the ‘Triumph of Alexander’, when Alexander the Great entered Babylon. It is taken from one of a set of five paintings Charles Le Brun created for Louis XIV between 1661 and 1668. The fan painter has cleverly adapted the composition of the painting. He has shifted the groups of figures slightly so that the scene fits the curved shape of the leaf.  He has also changed the balance of colour by introducing strong cobalt blues.

Triumph of Alexander (Fan)

Object: Fan Place of origin: Italy (made) Date: (made) Artist/Maker: unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Gouache on.

1850, 1855, craved sandalwood , mirror, and lithographed paper, hand fan

craved sandalwood , mirror, and lithographed paper, hand fan

Fan  Date: 1855–65 Culture: European Medium: mother-of-pearl, metal paper Dimensions: 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm)

Fan Date: Culture: European Medium: mother-of-pearl, metal paper Dimensions: 10 in.

Fan The luminous pastel colors are an outstanding feature of this fan. Typical of fan designs, this one is replete with contrasting imagery.  The elaborate sticks have a decidedly Chinese aesthetic but depict the Three Graces from Greek mythology that represent joy, charm, and beauty.  This imagery in turn contrasts greatly with the pastoral scene of a goat herder.

Fan Date: second quarter century Culture: Scottish (probably) Medium: ivory, mother-of-pearl, parchment, gouache Dimensions: 11 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art,

Fan Date: third quarter 18th century Culture: probably Chinese Medium: ivory, mother-of-pearl, parchment, gouache, tortoiseshell, metal Dimensions: 12 3/8 x 13/16 in. (31.4 x 2.1 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Museum Collection Fund and the Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 1952

Fan Made Of Ivory, Mother-Of-Pearl, Parchment, Gouache, Tortoiseshell And Metal Quarter Century

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