Antique Master Print-VILLE DE LYON-MARIA DE MEDICI-HENRI IV-Rubens-Duchange-1710



La Ville de Lion va audevant de la Reine. – (The city of Lyon behind Marie de Medici). Allegorical scene with the married Marie de’ Medici and Henri IV. A carriage with a female figure symbolizing Lyon is drawn by two lions with cherubs on their backs. Also visible are two peacocks and an eagle.

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‘La Ville de Lion va audevant de la Reine.’

Original etching/engraving on hand laid paper.
Sheet size: 44,4 x 61,4 cm. (17,5 x 24,2 inch). Image size: 33,9 x 49,4 cm. (13,3 x 19,4 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 ‘G. Duchange’ after ‘a drawing by I.B. Nattier after Peter Paul Rubens’. Gaspard Duchange (1662-1757) was a French engraver and publisher from Paris. He was a pupil of Audran and was accepted to the Academy in 1707. 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. Edges reinforced on rear. Two small tears in lower margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.



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Dimensions 61 × 44 × 1 cm


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