Folded fan, the leaf in skin painted on a brown background after the composition of Albane (1578-1660), "Les amours désarmés". Diana in a cloud presides over the gestures of the nymphs who cut off the wings of sleeping lovers or take hold of their bows.
Reverse painted on a cream background of a profusion of flowers gushing from two horns of plenty.
Rare brown tortoiseshell frame**, engraved and gilded on the face and reverse of peasants dancing and playing music and an elegant couple with their page.
H.t. 29.5 cm-H.F. 18.5 cm (accidents, important restorations)
Provenance: former collection of Michel Maignan.
This fan was presented at the exhibition "L'éventail à tous vents du XVIe au XXe siècle", Paris, Le Louvre des Antiquaires, 1989 cat.29.