London, South Kensington
16 February 2006
A ROYALIST FAN AND A REVOLUTIONARY FAN
the first with leaf a hand-coloured etching with portraits of Louis XVI, Saint Louis XII and Henri IV, inscribed XVI egalle XII plus IV Preuve par l'Addition, Louis XII Ami du Peuple, Henri IV Pere de ses Sujets, Louis XVI l'un et l'autre, with wooden sticks,--11in. (28cm), circa 1790 (repairs); and Le Demenagement du Clerge, a rare revolutionary printed fan, the leaf a hand-coloured etching, with wooden sticks,-- 11in. (28cm), French, circa 1790 (slightly worn) (2)
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There is an example of the second fan fan in the Musee de la Revolution Francaise at Vizille, exhibited Histoire et Mode a Versailles a Travers l'Eventail, Musee Lambinet, Versailles, 1997-8, cat. no. 103.
A much more elaborate fan with the same title in the collection of Maryse Volet was exhibited Histoire et Mode a Versailles a travers l'Eventail, Musee Lambinet, Versailles, 1997-8, cat. no. 85.
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