Antique Master Print-MARIA DE MEDICI-ESCAPE FROM BLOIS-Rubens-Vermeulen-1710



La Reine s’ ensuit de la ville de Blois. – (The Queen escapes from the city of Blois). After her she was banned / exciled to the Chateau de Blois in 1617 and excaped in 1619.

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‘La Reine s’ ensuit de la ville de Blois.’

Original etching/engraving on hand laid paper.
Sheet size: 44 x 59,5 cm. (17,3 x 23,4 inch). Image size: 33,8 x 49,5 cm. (13,3 x 19,5 inch).

From: ‘La Gallerie de Palais du Luxembourg …’, published by Duchange in Paris 1710. This is the large series of engraving by Nattier after the famous series of paintings by Rubens, currently held in the Louvre, depicting the Marriage of Maria de’ Medici with Henri IV. Reknown engravers contributed to this work which consists of a Title page, Advertisement page, an engraved portrait of Rubens and 24 large plates.

Made by ‘Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen’ after ‘a drawing by I.B. Nattier after Peter Paul Rubens’. Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen (1644-1708) was a Flemish Baroque engraver. Jean-Baptiste Nattier (1678-1726) was A French history painter from Paris. He was the eldest son of Marc Nattier the elder and Marie Courtois. Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was a reknown Flemish Baroque painter, who ran a large studio in Antwerp.

Condition: Very good, given age. Paper separation on the plate mark, reinforced using acid free archival tape. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.



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Dimensions 59 × 44 × 1 cm


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