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Marie de' Medici handing over the captaincy of the ship of the French state to her son; representing the coming of age of King Louis XIII. Engraving by A. Trouvain, 170-, after J.B. Nattier after P.P. Rubens.

  • Rubens, Peter Paul, 1577-1640
Date
[between 1700 and 1709]
Reference
2853626i
Part of
La gallerie du Palais du Luxembourg.
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About this work

Description

Marie de' Medici and Louis XIII stand on the stern of a sailing ship. Louis holds the sceptre in one hand and the rudder of the ship in the other. The ship is rowed by four women representing virtues. The personification of France stands in the centre, holding the orb and a rayonné sword. In the sky, two stars representing the Dioscuri appear on the left, while two personifications of Fame blow a horn and a trumpet

From 1610 to 1617 Marie de Médici acted as regent for her son, King Louis XIII of France, after which he expelled her

Publication/Creation

A Paris (rue Frementeau) : chez le S.r du Change graveur de l'Academie Royale. Avec privilege du Roy, [between 1700 and 1709]

Physical description

1 print : line engraving, with etching ; platemark 49.6 x 38.5 cm

Lettering

La majorité du Roy Louis XIII. La reine donne au Roy Louis XIII le gouvernement du royaume, marqué par une barque à laquelle la force, la religion, la justice et la bonne foy donnent le mouvement. D'autres vertus ont le soin des voiles et mettent toutes ensemble la France en sureté. On voit d'un côté les étoiles Castor et Pollux presages des voyages heureux: et de l'autre sont deux renomméee qui publient la bonne conduite de la reine au maniement des affaires. Rubens pinxit ; I.B. Nattier delin. ; A. Trouvain sculpsit.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2853626i

Languages

  • French


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