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
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.