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Gustave Leonard de Jonghe (Belgian, 1829 - 1893)

L’admiratrice du Japon (The Japanese Fan)

L’admiratrice du Japon (The Japanese Fan)

c. 1865
oil on canvas
44 1/4 x 34 1/16 in.

Gift of the Francis & Miranda Childress Foundation, AG.1988.3.1

In 1855, Gustave de Jonghe moved from Belgium to Paris and exhibited regularly in the Salon for the next thirty years.  The English translation of the original French title provides an interesting double meaning to the work.  The woman, who clearly is a fan of all things Japanese, is the center of the activity in the painting.  The Japanese fan, so prominently implied in the title, is merely a small object on the floor.  The composition centers on the confrontation between the bird and the young woman which has, it appears, caused chaos in the room.  It is uncertain whether the woman is disciplining the cockatoo or the bird is threatening her.  The violent scene in the Japanese screen behind her reinforces the impression of a conflict between two antagonists.

Visitor's Comments:

"I have been in this position with my bird, I can totally relate to this painting." - anonymous

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Gustave
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Leonard de Jonghe
Permanent Image: 
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1865
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Late 19th Century European Art
Permanent Material: 
oil on canvas<br />44 1/4 x 34 1/16 in.

In 1855, Gustave de Jonghe moved from Belgium to Paris and exhibited regularly in the Salon for the next thirty years.  The English translation of the original French title provides an interesting double meaning to the work.  The woman, who clearly is a fan of all things Japanese, is the center of the activity in the painting.  The Japanese fan, so prominently implied in the title, is merely a small object on the floor.  The composition centers on the confrontation between the bird and the young woman which has, it appears, caused chaos in the room.  It is uncertain whether the woman is disciplining the cockatoo or the bird is threatening her.  The violent scene in the Japanese screen behind her reinforces the impression of a conflict between two antagonists.

Permanent Gift: 
Gift of the Francis & Miranda Childress Foundation
Permanent Quote: 
"I have been in this position with my bird, I can totally relate to this painting." <strong>- anonymous</strong>
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In 1855, Gustave de Jonghe moved from Belgium to Paris and exhibited regularly in the Salon for the next thirty years.  The English translation of the original French title provides an interesting double meaning to the work.  The woman, who clearly is a fan of all things Japanese, is the center of the activity in the painting.  The Japanese fan, so prominently implied in the title, is merely a small object on the floor.  The composition centers on the confrontation between the bird and the young woman which has, it appears, caused chaos in the room.  It is uncertain whether the woman is disciplining the cockatoo or the bird is threatening her.  The violent scene in the Japanese screen behind her reinforces the impression of a conflict between two antagonists.

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Permanent Art Life Span: 
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Catalog Number: 
AG.1988.3.1
Permanent Artist First Name: 
Gustave
Permanent Artist Last Name: 
Leonard de Jonghe
Permanent Image: 
Add "c."?: 
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Permanent Year: 
1865
Permanent Period: 
Late 19th Century European Art
Permanent Material: 
oil on canvas<br />44 1/4 x 34 1/16 in.

In 1855, Gustave de Jonghe moved from Belgium to Paris and exhibited regularly in the Salon for the next thirty years.  The English translation of the original French title provides an interesting double meaning to the work.  The woman, who clearly is a fan of all things Japanese, is the center of the activity in the painting.  The Japanese fan, so prominently implied in the title, is merely a small object on the floor.  The composition centers on the confrontation between the bird and the young woman which has, it appears, caused chaos in the room.  It is uncertain whether the woman is disciplining the cockatoo or the bird is threatening her.  The violent scene in the Japanese screen behind her reinforces the impression of a conflict between two antagonists.

Permanent Gift: 
Gift of the Francis & Miranda Childress Foundation
Permanent Quote: 
"I have been in this position with my bird, I can totally relate to this painting." <strong>- anonymous</strong>
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