Exceptional “Grand Tour” fan, scenes of Rome, Pompeii fresco, Rococo carved scenic sticks, c. 1785

$4,650.00 AUD

Fine quality Grand Tour fan, Italian, the ‘Chicken Skin’ leaf with fine gouache painted panels, with three scenes of Roman Ruins framed by panels of ‘wall-panels’ after Pompeii frescoes, a band of grotesques above, the sticks with exceptionally fine carved roundels reserved on fretwork grounds, the centre with figures in a complex pleasure folly, the two flanking of a harvester and planter of vines, the ends with wine jugs and further follies & figures.


Circa 1785

Framed in a glass-fronted fan box.

Framed 59 x 34cm

Provenance: collection of Lorraine Rosenberg, Moorabool Antiques, purchased London 1980’s.

ref. Nancy Armstrong ‘Fans’ p87 for an example with many similarities, described as Italian c. 1785.




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