Mother of pearl fan, the skin leaf is painted
Signed and dated Georges Cain 1881
Size : 30 cm
Georges Cain is a French painter, student of Cabanel and Detaille. He was curator of the Carnavalet Museum in Paris. He corresponded with Octave Uzanne, author of "L'Eventail".
The Carnavalet Museum has 3 fans by Cain, one with pansies but sticks and guards in wood (n°inv. EV0690).