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Stipple engraved fan, depicting humorous characters in fable, "The Way of the World"

 Collection — Container: 1 [31151030141711]
Identifier: MS-0773
The item is a stipple engraved fan, printed with: "The Way of the World. A Tale" and depicts six humorous figures, representing "Report," "Hearsay," "SomeBody," "Every-Body," "No-Body," "Candour," with a descriptions beneath. The fan was published by Sarah Ashton of Little Britain, London, on January 1 1796, registered with Stationers' Company, the preeminnent London printing and publishing guild.

Dates

  • 1796

Creator

Condition Description

The fan is slightly torn at some of the folds. Handle with care.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

.167 Cubic Feet (1 legal size folder)

Biographical / Historical

The fan was published by Sarah Ashton, whose business or home was located at: Number 28, Little Britain, London and likely printed or published on January 1, 1796. It was entered or registered at Stationers' Hall, the headquarters of the preeminent London printing and publishing guild of its day, Stationers' Company.

Scope and Contents

Rewritten from a description in the British Museum Lady Charlotte Schreiber fan collection catalogue, which includes the same item:

The item is a stipple engraved fan, printed with: "The Way of the World. A Tale" and depicts six humorous figures, representing "Report," "Hearsay," "SomeBody," "Every-Body," "No-Body," "Candour," with a descriptions beneath. Printed notes regarding a "Chloe" and "Sylvia" are located at the left and right ends of the fan, respectively.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogue of the collection of fans and fan-leaves presented to the Trustees of the British museum by the Lady Charlotte Schreiber. This catalogue includes the same item:

55. [S., E 139.] The Way of the World. Six humorous figures, representing "Report," " Hearsay," " SomeBody," " Every-Body," "No-Body," "Candour," with a humorous description beneath; inscribed "The Way of the World, A Tale." Published by Sarah Ashton, Number 28, Little Britain, 1 January, 1796. Enter'd at Stationers Hall.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This item was gifted anonymously to Special Collections in approximately 2012.

Condition Description

The fan is slightly torn at some of the folds. Handle with care.

Processing Information

Processing in January 2017 by Annie Tang.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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