Rare fan of the painter Marià Josep Bernat Fortuny i Marsal (1838-1874), better known by his Italian name Mariano Fortuny.
This scene is taken from the work (project and fan, signed, dated and located in Paris in 1870) kept at the National Museum of Art of Catalonia (Spain).
See the last two pictures.
Fan, the double sheet of silk painted with gouache. The face of a coquette holding her mask in her hand, sitting on a bench in the middle of a flower bed. Near her a young man plays an arch-lute to charm her. Signed "Fortuny".
The reverse of a throwing of thoughts surrounded by three birds.
Frame in mother-of-pearl with joined ends.
Length of the plume: 29,5 cm
Beautiful state of freshness of the painting, small cuts to the sheet.
Fortuny exhibition at the Prado Museum (Spain) until March 18, 2018
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