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French Fan (pastoral scene)

late 1760s Unidentified (French) carved and painted mother of pearl, and gouache and gilt on vellum 10 x 19 1/2 in. (25.5 x 49.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore through Mr. Henry L. Milmore 1959.16.16 Not currently on view


Figure group


Mythology - classical - putti

Performing arts - music

Recreation - courting

decorative arts

animal parts - shell - mother of pearl

paint - gouache

paper - vellum