Fan leaf by Unknown Artist

Fan leaf depicting the celebration of the twentieth birthday of Le Grand Dauphin.

Details

Medium:
Gouache on vellum mounted on wood
Dimensions:
28 x 53 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,500 ( Total: £10,000)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
Michael Foster

It presents a veritable gallery of portraits of the French Royal family in 1681, many readily identifiable. The detail is remarkable, down to the gentlemens' scarlet high heeled shoes and the seams of the coats outlined with braid or ribbon, to the fringes and other trimmings.

Provenance

Christie's 1990.

Venue details

The Fan Museum 12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich, LONDON London SE10 8ER 020 8305 1441 www.thefanmuseum.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £4)

Tue – Sat, 11am – 5pm
Sun, 12 – 5pm

Closed 1 – 10 Jan, 18 Apr, 4 Oct, 25 – 26 Dec

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