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A dark blue fold-out fan with large leaves, red berries, and pink flowers painted on it. There are two small flying bugs painted on it as well and the handle is inscribed.

The image is of a painted fold-out fan that is completely unfolded. The wooden handle is dark brown with small engraved Chinese writing on the right side of the fan. The paper is blue with large light green leaves on the left side. Behind the leaves are two bunches of small red berries and small leaves. There is a thin stem coming out from the bottom-center of the fan and extends towards the right side. The stem has a round pink flower and two pink buds on its end. Above the pink flowers and right-of-center are two small green bugs close together with their wings extended out.

Identification and Creation

Object Number
Jiang Tingxi 蔣廷錫, Chinese (1669 - 1732)
Pair of Insects Amidst Nandina Berries, Banana Leaves, and Camellia
Work Type
painting, fan
Kangxi period, first third 18th century
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Qing dynasty, 1644-1911
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Physical Descriptions

Painted side of a folding fan on carved and inscribed wood frame; ink and color on light blue paper; inscription on frame in gold
max. opened:: H. 31.8 x W. 49.7 cm (12 1/2 x 19 9/16 in.)

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of the Hofer Collection of the Arts of Asia
Accession Year
Object Number
Asian and Mediterranean Art

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Exhibition History

  • 32Q: 2600 East Asian, Japanese, Chinese and Korean, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 12/03/2015 - 06/07/2016

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