William Frith

Portrait of a Lady La Marquise

Portrait of a Lady La Marquise by William Frith

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In western art the fan may symbolise the elusive nature of femininity, in that it both conceals and reveals, according to the desires of its user. In many places fans were used in a complex system of signs which could send discreet messages to a favoured gentleman.

Title
Portrait of a Lady La Marquise
Artist/creator
Production date
1885
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
762 x 609 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1975
Accession no
1975/2
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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