Fan, the chromolithographed and gouache paper leaf, forming a trompe l'oeil of a cabriolet and illustrated in the central cartel with Anne de Pisseleu (the favorite of King Francois I) giving back her ring to Charles V who offered it to preserve the treaty of Madrid.
In 1539, Anne de Pisseleu tried to influence the policy of François I and advised him to take advantage of the visit of Emperor Charles V to France to ask him to revoke the harsh conditions of the Treaty of Madrid. But the emperor got wind of the attempt of the duchess of Estampes and coaxed her: while preparing for dinner, he washed his hands, Anne at his side held the towel. He took the opportunity to drop a diamond from his finger, which the duchess hastened to pick up and return to him. "Duchess, it belongs to you, said the emperor, it is in too beautiful hands for me to dare to take it back! Anne did not insist any more on the subject of Madrid.
Reverse side in skin, painted and applied with three engravings enhanced with gouache
Bone sticks and guards pierced and applied with gold leaf
Good condition (small tears and spots)
H : 33 cm