N03194 THE ROMANTIC EXCURSION: FAN 1899
Inscr. ‘Conder. 99’ on left wing of fan b.r.
Watercolour on silk mounted on board, 8×16 3/4 (20·5×42·5).
Presented by Sir Edmund Davis 1917.
Coll: A. Halford by 1909; Sir Edmund Davis by 1914.
Exh: A Loan Collection of Old Masters, Fans and Drawings on Silk, by Conder and Mrs Mary Davis, Colnaghi & Obach Gallery, New York, November 1914 (9), as ‘The Excursion Fan’, lent by Edmund Davis; The Collection of Edmund Davis, French Gallery, March 1915 (42), as ‘The Romantic Excursion’; Tate Gallery, July–September 1927 (48), as ‘The Romantic Adventure Fan’.
Lit: Gibson, 1914, p.96; Rothenstein, 1938, p.259, as ‘The Romantic Adventure’.
Repr: Burlington Magazine, XV, 1909, facing p.14, pl.3; Studio, LXV, 1915, facing p.14 (in colour); Tate Gallery Illustrations, 1928, pl.188.
Conder began designing fans in 1893 under the influence of French eighteenth-century as well as Chinese and Japanese art.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I