French School, (17th century); French. Medium: oil on canvas. Date: 17th Century. Oeuvre peinte pour un eventail; painted for a fan; Saint Cyr was the school founded by Madame de Maintenon in 1686 for the education of the daughters of impoverished nobles or of girls whose fathers had been killed in the service of the king; 'Maison Royale de Saint-Louis'; there were 250 pensionnaires; Provenance: Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.