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
- [between 1700 and 1709]
- Part of
- La gallerie du Palais du Luxembourg.
About this work
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
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