The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of June 12, 2024



c. 1850–1870
(America, New York, est. 1837)
Overall: 24.2 cm (9 1/2 in.); Spread: 46.1 cm (18 1/8 in.)
Location: not on view


This folding fan decorated with figures in 18th-century costume dancing, playing music, and flirting exemplifies the Rococo revival in America. In response to widespread urbanization and the spread of manufacturing, wealthy members of American society embraced styles and subjects of the past such as the fête champêtre (outdoor entertainment). This luxurious, handmade object denounces the mechanization of mass production.
  • 1960
    Ms. Helen Humphreys, Cleveland, OH, given to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Themes and Variations: Musical Drawings and Prints. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (January 25-May 17, 2015).
  • {{cite web|title=Fan|url=false|author=Marie Gallois, Tiffany & Co.|year=c. 1850–1870|access-date=12 June 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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