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Caesar Nostradamus reveals to Marie de' Medici a vision of King Henri IV as her future husband. Etching by N. Ransonnette, 1782.

  • Ransonnette, Pierre Nicolas, 1745-1810.
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[1782]
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2866071i
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In the cabinet of Caesar Nostradamus, containing books, vessels, distilling apparatus and a telescope. He pulls aside a curtain to reveal a vision of King Henri IV enthroned in the rays of the sun. A cupid holding a torch flies out of the vision towards Marie, bringing her a crown of flowers. Caesar Nostradamus (César de Nostredame) was a historian of Provence. The episode appears to have been fabricated by Ransonnette for the dedicatee, the Comte de Provence, subsequently King Louis XVIII

King Henri IV married Marie de' Medici in 1600. Their son was King Louis XIII of France

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A Paris (rue de Bièvre la petite maison neuve à côté du chirurgien) : chez l'auteur, [1782]

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 47.6 x 35.5 cm

Lettering

Nostradamus fils, fait voir dans l'avenir à Marie de Medicis le thrône des Bourbons qui lui est destiné. Présenté à Monsieur par son très humble et très respectueux serviteur Ransonnette son graveur ; Inventé et gravé par N. Ransonnette 1782

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Wellcome Library no. 2866071i

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