|The Royal Collection|
The fan was constructed by famed fan-maker Felix Alexandre of Paris. Hamon designed the scenes which were painted onto the leaves by Paul Hervy and Hippolyte Omer Ballue, celebrated landscape painters of the day.
Already an antique by the time it was presented to Queen Alexandra, this fan was not used, but rather, neatly preserved in The Royal Collection as a great work of art. It can be viewed amongst the other fans in the collection at the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace.