Allegory of Night
Allegory of Night
Allegory of Night

Image credit: Rhian Cox / The Fan Museum

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Folding fan, the front guard applied with an ornate carved and gilt mother of pearl head. The leaf is painted on the recto with an ethereal female figure inhaling the scent of a bouquet of violets against a clouded sky dotted with gold stars, suggesting an allegory of Night.

This Art Nouveau style fan is one of a pair – the other being an allegory of Day – retailed by Maison Duvelleroy.

The Fan Museum



Allegory of Night




horn, mother of pearl & gouache on silk


H 26.5 x W (?) cm

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Acquisition method

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

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Inscription description

Signed by the artist, Luc F.


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