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The Fan Museum's online collection database features a significant proportion of The Fan Museum Trust's collection of 2,500+ objects. As we continue to work toward creating engaging forms of collections access, why not spend some time browsing the database and, in particular, become better acquainted with some of our recent acquisitions, such as the fine quality folding fan which illustrates this post.
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Folding fan, Donzel / Alexandre, France, ca. 1880; The Fan Museum Trust Collection, LDFAN2019.8.
Mother of pearl monture, the skin leaf painted on the obverse with winged putti inviting a man and woman to traverse a gated bridge, the scene inscribed 'droit de passage pour l’ile de cythere'. Signed by the artist, Donzel (and by the maker, Alexandre, on the reverse).
In ancient mythology the Greek island of Cythera was thought to be the birthplace of Venus, goddess of love. The subject, popularised by Court painter Watteau (1684-1721), was again fashionable in the nineteenth century and decorates a number of fans associated with marriage.