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The Fan (L’Eventail)

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The Fan (L’Eventail)

ca. 1589-1595
16th century

Agostino Carracci, Italian, (1557–1602)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching and engraving
State: Second state
Bibliography: Bartsch 260 ii (vol. 18, p. 149); Marcus Sopher, Seventeenth-Century Italian Prints (Stanford Art Gallery, 1978), no. 46; Diane DeGrazia Bohlin, Prints and Related Drawings by the Carracci Family: A Catalogue Raisonne (Bloomington: Indiana Univeristy Press and National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979), no. 193, p. 310.
Credit Line: Purchase funds, 1971
Accession Number: 1971.29.2


Bohlin cites suggestions that this design might not be a fan, but rather a festival headpiece, possibly for the marriage feast of Ferdinand de Medici and Christine of Lorraine in 1589.

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  • ornament - Decorative forms that are an integral part of a building or object but are not essential to its structure. Regarding techniques of embellishment in general, use "decoration (process)." [November 1990 descriptor moved.]

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