Brisé fans were popular through the late 17th century and early 18th. They had no fan leaf. They were made of sticks held together with a silk cord or ribbon. Some brisé fans accentuated the elaborate carving of the sticks. Others, like this example, were as pictorial as those made with a painted fan leaf. The fan painter has illustrated this fan with The Finding of Moses, using rich colours and composition associated with the Baroque style.