The very plain, pastel-green ground is divided into five fields by spiral ornamentation reaching down from the strip of lace bordering its upper edge. In the middle a female figure (Venus?) very lightly and loosely dressed and resting in a hammock is making a winged putto (Amor?) with hands tied behind his back kneel in punishment beside a flower-cup. On either side there are two fields, in each of which a winged putto is playing on a swing among the flowers. Behind the right-hand guard-stick is the mark: Alexandre. The chatoyant sticks bear Late Baroque ornamentation.


  • Title: Fan with Venus
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1875-1885
  • Location Created: Paris
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings: Alexandre
  • Physical Dimensions: 29.6 x 54.5 cm
  • Rights: Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, 2021, CC-BY-NC-SA-4.0
  • External Link: https://gyujtemeny.imm.hu/gyujtemeny/legyezo/1998
  • Art Movement: Art Nouveau

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