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La Mort De Mr. D'Malbrouk Fan: M.332-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage


La Mort De Mr. D'Malbrouk Fan


Maker: Unknown




Folding fan of double paper, painted and printed en grisaille with three scenes and music verses from the popular song of 'Malbrouk'. On the reverse is written La Mort De Mr. D'Malbrouk in capitals.
Sticks and guards of carved and pierced bone.


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

Legal notes

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

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1985-01-28) by Countess of Rosse, Anne


18th century
Circa 1780 CE - 1790 CE

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Components of the work

Leaf composed of paper
Sticks, Guards composed of bone
Guards Length 24.5 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.332-1985
Primary reference Number: 117917
Old catalogue number: DR 30/391
Old object number: 375
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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