The exchange of two queens: Elizabeth of France passes to Spain to become consort to the Prince of the Asturias (later King Philip IV), while Anne of Austria goes to France to become consort to King Louis XIII. Engraving by B. Audran the elder after J.M. Nattier after P.P. Rubens.
- Rubens, Peter Paul, 1577-1640
- Part of:
- La gallerie du Palais du Luxembourg.
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Left, France holds Anne by the arm and stretches out his right hand towards Elizabeth. Right, Spain embraces Anne and pushes Elizabeth towards her: the two queens hold hands. Above, Felicity surrounded by angels pours tongues of fire on the princesses from a cornucopia. At foot, a river god watches while a Triton blows his conch and a nereid offers pearls and coral
Elizabeth (subsequently Isabella) was aged thirteen and Anne fourteen
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