18 ThC fan, “The fortune telling”, circa 1760
18 Thc fan. The leaf is skin lined with paper, it is painted of a scene reminiscent of that painted by François Boucher, “The fortune telling” in 1738. In the center an old man holds the hand of a young lady and predicts the future. On one side child and sheep and on the other side a “naughty scene” where two young people seem to enjoy the sleep of a young woman … On the reverse a gallant scene. The frame is engraved mother-of-pearl, enhanced with gold and silver. Beautiful decor of characters, putti, vases and garlands. It measures 19,68″ in diameter and 10,63″ long closed. It is in very good condition.
France, circa 1760.