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Hieronymus Wierix (1553? - 1619)

PORTRAIT OF HENRIETTE DE BALZAC D'ENTRAIGUES, MARQUISE DE VERNEUIL (1579 - 1633). 1600. Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1772ii (of v). Engraving, 343 x 245 mm (13 1/2 x 9 5/8"), trimmed just outside borderline. Fine impression, in an early state, of this rare portrait. Thin spots at lower corners verso, a few pale stains, mostly on verso.

The Marquise was mistress of King Henry IV of France and a central figure in plots and counterplots in the French court.




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