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Jean Marc Nattier, designer (1685 - 1766) and Jean Audran, engraver (1667 - 1756)

HENRI IV DELIBERE SUR SON FUTUR MARIAGE...(HENRI IV LOOKS AT A PORTRAIT OF MARIE DE' MEDICI, DELIBERATING ON HIS FUTURE MARRIAGE), after Peter Paul Rubens (1577 – 1640). 1710. Bibliothèque Nationale Inventaire 30 (Jean Audran). Engraving and etching, 495.30 x 346.07 mm (19.5 x 13.625").

After one of the series of 24 paintings commissioned by Marie de Medici on her life, to be painted by Peter Paul Rubens. The Marie de’ Medici Cycle is a series of twenty-four paintings that Marie, the queen of France and wife of Henry IV, commissioned from Peter Paul Rubens in 1621. They were commissioned to decorate her Luxembourg Palace in Paris and were hung in one large room so that the entire cycle could be viewed as a whole. They now hang in the Louvre in Paris.










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