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A Party of Cherubs
A Party of Cherubs
A Party of Cherubs
A Party of Cherubs
A Party of Cherubs
A Party of Cherubs
A Party of Cherubs
A Party of Cherubs

Photo credit: Rhian Cox / The Fan Museum

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Folding fan. The sticks are richly carved and gilt, the guards showing putti on maypoles. The leaf is painted on the recto in delicate pastel shades with a frieze of putti floating among clouds and carrying flower garlands. The verso carries a crown and several hovering insects, including bees.

It is claimed that the fan once belonged to Queen Isabella II of Spain (1830–1904).

The Fan Museum

London

Title

A Party of Cherubs

Date

c.1867

Medium

mother of pearl & gouache with watercolour on skin

Measurements

H 29 x W (?) cm

Accession number

HA770

Acquisition method

purchased privately by the owner, Mrs H. E. Alexander

Work type

Watercolour

Signature/marks description

Signed by the artist, Eugénie Morin-Parmentier; signed by the maker, Alexandre

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