Fan with box

DATE:
1760–1810
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Wood
CLASSIFICATION:
Costume
DEPARTMENT:
Decorative Arts and Design
LOCATION:
Not On View
CREDIT LINE:
Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection
ACCESSION NUMBER:
1985.R.434.A-B

General Description

Wendy and Emery Reves's fan collection was one of their most distinguished areas of collecting and was of particular interest to Wendy Reves. She collected nearly 110 examples dating from the early 18th to the early 20th century. The more than 30 fans now in the Dallas Museum of Art's collection represent the core of her 18th-century holdings.

Adapted from

Dallas Museum of Art, Decorative Arts Highlights from the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1995), 25.

Web Resources

Dallas Museum of Art
Read more about the 2007 DMA exhibition A Painting in the Palm of Your Hand.

Fan Association of North America
Watch a demonstration of the language of fans at the 30th Assemblage of the Fan Association of North America.