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Fools carved on the finial of the staff of the Compagnie Mère-Folle (Mère-Folie) at Dijon, 1482. Line engraving by or after B. Picart.

  • Picart, Bernard, 1673-1733.
Date
1700-1799
Reference
16036i
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Description

Four fools in a nest are carved on the staff in the print. The company was banned in 1630 on account of debauchery and disorder during the festival of fools at Dijon. The staff was later owned by M. Poissonnier, a master apothecary of Dijon

Publication/Creation

1700-1799

Physical description

1 print : line engraving

Lettering

Dessein du bâton de cette compagnie, dont l'original êtoit entre les mains de Monsieur Poissonnier maitre apotiquaire à Dijon.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 16036i

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Languages

  • French


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