Artistic Dress

Transgressive Fashion in the Victorian Era

The Fan

‘The Fan of Lady X (The Crane Fan)’, ca. 1895. Wooden brisé fan with pencil, ink, and bodycolour. Private Collection. Image courtesy of Steve Banks Fine Art Inc.

In my research I have been able to look at some amazing things. Studying Victorian fashion, and getting to go into museum collections and unwrap amazing gowns and look at them, is better than Christmas. But one of the most fascinating objects I’ve been able to study is The Fan. More on this later, but for now, just a picture.

However, if you can’t wait, I did write and article on it. You can download the publication here.


One comment on “The Fan

  1. Amy
    March 11, 2012

    Thanks for the post. The fan is magnificent. I just saw it in an exhibition

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'Mrs Luke Ionides' by William Blake Richmond, London, 1882. Oil on canvas. Collection of the V&A, Museum no. E.1062-2003. Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund and the Friends of the V&A.



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