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Unknown (maker)


Messel-Rosse Collection




screen fan


Cardboard, printed, applied with prints, and painted in blue, green, turquoise, yellow, puce pink, red, and brown, water-colours; turned wooden handle, with moss-green silk ribbon. One side is printed with a full-length portrait of Louise Bénédicte de Bourbon, Duchesse du Maine, with imprint below 'Tous les Portaicts de la Cour se trouvent chez N.R. .. ? ert fils rue St. Iaques à l'aigle', and below that, outside the frame, in script, 'Louise Benedicte de Bourbon, Duchesse du Maine.' On the reverse, at the top is a map of Asia, and below that three prints of characters from the Italian Comedy, entitled 'Le Docteur Baluardo', 'Isabelle', and 'Scaramouche'. The edge is painted bright red.

Production Place

France (maker) (country)

French (maker) (nationality)


height: (whole): 45.4 cm
width: (whole): 26.1 cm


early 18th Century


circa 1700 to 1730


bought: Anne, Countess of Rosse 1985-01-28 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953); his daughter Anne, Countess of Rosse (1902-1992)

Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.394-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117978; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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