Fan Commemorating the Restoration of Charles II
Fan Commemorating the Restoration of Charles II
Fan Commemorating the Restoration of Charles II

Image credit: Rhian Cox / The Fan Museum

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Folding fan, the leaves on both sides emblazoned with woodcut prints incorporating oak leaves, acorns, crown jewels and, weaving between the patriotic motives, banners inscribed the Hapy (sic) Restoration. In the immediate aftermath of the Restoration, all manner of commemorative wares were available for purchase – fans included. The person carrying and presenting this fan publicly was doing so not simply for practical reasons but rather to make a visual declaration of their support for the returning monarchy.

The Fan Museum

London

Title

Fan Commemorating the Restoration of Charles II

Date

c.1660

Medium

ivory & ink on paper

Measurements

H 25 x W (?) cm

Accession number

HA1723

Acquisition method

purchased privately by the owner, Mrs H. E. Alexander

Work type

Print

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