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French Fan

1775-1800 Unidentified (French) mother of pearl, gouache on vellum, and stone 10 1/2 x 20 1/8 in. (26.7 x 51.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore through Mr. Henry L. Milmore 1959.16.14 Not currently on view


Figure group


Occupation - farm - shepherd

Recreation - courting

Recreation - leisure - letter reading and writing

decorative arts

animal parts - shell - mother of pearl

paint - gouache

paper - vellum