Fan, about 1820, Italy. Double skin leaf. Obverse: three vignettes, Mount Vesevius erupting center, musicians playing to virgin left, family by shore right; green background with scrollwork surrounds. Reverse: three vignettes, Bay of Naples center, family cooking and eating pasta left, musicians and dancers right; orange background with green scrolling vines surrounds - in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Fan, about 1820, Italy. Double skin leaf. Obverse: three vignettes, Mount Vesevius erupting center, musicians playing to virgin left, family by shore right; green background with scrollwork surrounds. Reverse: three vignettes, Bay of Naples center, family cooking and eating pasta left, musicians and dancers right; orange background with green scrolling vines surrounds - in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Grand Tour fan c. 1770. The two prints represent, on the left a view of the Solfatara (the sulphur swamps outside Naples), and in the centre a view of the Bay of Naples with an eruption of Vesuvius seen by night, and inscribed and dated 1757. One of the song sheets has the words of a well-known aria from GLUCK's opera, 'Orfeo & Euridice'. | The Fan Museum, Greenwich

Grand Tour fan c. 1770. The two prints represent, on the left a view of the Solfatara (the sulphur swamps outside Naples), and in the centre a view of the Bay of Naples with an eruption of Vesuvius seen by night, and inscribed and dated 1757. One of the song sheets has the words of a well-known aria from GLUCK's opera, 'Orfeo & Euridice'. | The Fan Museum, Greenwich

George Wilson (active 1795-1801), Shakespeare’s Seven Ages (London, 1796). Beinecke Library, Yale University

George Wilson (active 1795-1801), Shakespeare’s Seven Ages (London, 1796). Beinecke Library, Yale University

1786___ Fan. parchment, paint, tortoise shell, gilt metal, glass. Italian.

1786___ Fan. parchment, paint, tortoise shell, gilt metal, glass. Italian.

Fan  Date: early 19th century Culture: Italian Medium: Skin, paint, pearl Dimensions: 15 x 8 in. (38.1 x 20.3 cm)

Fan Date: early 19th century Culture: Italian Medium: Skin, paint, pearl Dimensions: 15 x 8 in. (38.1 x 20.3 cm)

Japanese Cypress Fan, Muromachi period 14th-15th century - detail

Japanese Cypress Fan, Muromachi period 14th-15th century - detail

Commemorative fan of Prince Charles Edward Stuart claiming inheritance of English crown in the second Jacobite Rebellion (1745). Engraved and hand-painted paper leaf. Prince attended by Mars (Cameron of Lochiel) and Bellona (Flora MacDonald) center.

Commemorative fan of Prince Charles Edward Stuart claiming inheritance of English crown in the second Jacobite Rebellion (1745). Engraved and hand-painted paper leaf. Prince attended by Mars (Cameron of Lochiel) and Bellona (Flora MacDonald) center.

1845 Silk and vory fan painted with roses Museum of the City of New York

1845 Silk and vory fan painted with roses Museum of the City of New York

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