Sanzio, Raffaello, painter, after, Italy
Unknown, maker, Italy
Folding fan with a single leaf of paper, with tiny flecks of mother-of-pearl on the leaf. Painted with 'The Three Cardinal Virtues': Fortitude, Wisdom and Moderation, after Raphael's fresco in the Vatican.
Sticks and guards of pierced ivory, the latter backed with gilt foil.
piercing; sticks, guards
ivory; sticks, guards
gilt metal foil; guards; backing
length, guards, 23.6, cm
bought; 1985-01-28; Countess of Rosse, Anne
Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953); his daughter Anne Countress of Rosse (1092-1992)
Messel, Leonard; owner
Countess of Rosse, Anne; owner
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from the Friends of the Fitzwilliam
old catalogue number; DR 26/343; Messel-Rosse Collection; 1985
Object Number: M.35-1985
(record id: 117621; input: 2004-12-07; modified: 2017-01-04)