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Given by Whitney Warren 10 years after his sister's death
Gift of Mrs. Reginald Rives
Fans in Fashion, Legion of Honor, 5/23/81 - 8/30/81
Chinese export to the Netherlands. Painted biblical scene of Jacob and Rachel with a thin backing of mother-of-pearl. Leaf was probably painted in China, the strange rendering of this Old Testament story represents the artist's unfamiliarity with western faces and foliage. On the reverse scene with Cupid among the clouds. Carved ivory sticks. The leaf was originally wider and shortened due to damage. New remounted sticks may date from the nineteenth century. Source: Bennett, Anna G. "Fans in Fashion." Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1981, p. 40.