Secours a la Martinique, signed Louise Abbema, a lithographic fan, stamped on verso Tombola No.14 Duvelleroy 17 Passage des Panoramas 35 Boulevard des Capucines, the wooden sticks painted and gilt - 12in (30cm.), 1902
These fans were raffled at a charity event to make money for victims of the volanic eruption in Martinique in 1902; no. 555 was exhibited in L'Eventail, Miroir de la Belle Epoque, no. 125, 1985. Another in Eventails Actualites Vie Parisienne, Musee Carnavalet, 1973, no.218. Louise Abbema was Sarah Bernhardt's companion for 50 years. She was a well known artist and painted the portrait of Mme. Duvelleroy.