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View the following images to see Chinese fans painted in different styles, and how they were held.

View the following images to see Chinese fans painted in different styles, and how they were held.

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Poet Strolling by a Marshy Bank, Southern Song dynasty, first half of the 13th century
Liang Kai (Chinese)
Fan mounted as an album leaf; ink on silk
Bequest of John M. Crawford Jr., 1988 (1989.363.14)

Viewing Plum Blossoms by Moonlight, Southern Song dynasty, early 13th century
Ma Yuan (Chinese)
Fan mounted as an album leaf; ink and color on silk
Gift of John M. Crawford Jr., in honor of Alfred Murck, 1986 (1986.493.2)

Boating by a Willow Bank, Song dynasty, 13th century
China
Fan mounted as an album leaf; ink and color on silk
From the Collection of A. W. Bahr, Purchase, Fletcher Fund, 1947 (47.18.137)

Miscellaneous Studies, Ming dynasty, one leaf dated 1619
Chen Hongshou (Chinese)
Album of twelve paintings; ink on paper
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Wan-go H. C. Weng, 2005 (2005.112a–l)

Lady in a Bamboo Grove, Ming dynasty
Attributed to Qiu Ying (Chinese)
Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1913 (13.220.15)