Engraving / stipple engraving / etching combination on chine-collee attached to a vellin type of paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 30.5 x 48 cm. The image size is ca. 22.5 x 30 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 12 x 18.9 inch. The image size is ca. 8.9 x 11.8 inch.
Plate : ‘Marie de Medicis en Minerve.’ (Marie de Medici as Minerva). Engraving after a painting by Rubens. Allegorical scene with Marie de Medici and two cherubs holding a laurel wreath above her head. She is standing amidst all kinds of weaponry and armour. This original antique print originates from ‘Musee du Louvre. Galerie de Rubens dite du Luxembourg composee des vingt-quatre tableaux de la vie de Marie de Medicis graves sur acier par les premiers artistes …’, with text by S. de Saint-Planchez, published in Paris c. 1873 by Gustave Guerin (first published 1809). This work shows and describes paintings from the Rubens Luxembourg Gallery in the Louvre Museum, depicting the life of Maria de Medici, widow of King Henri IV, engraved by the foremost artists.Artists and Engravers: Engraved by Duthe after Pieter Paul Rubens (1577 – 1640). J. Duthe / Duthee (French publisher/printer. printmaker. 1788 – 1869)
Condition: Good. General age related toning. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-RUBENS-MARIE DE MEDICI-CHERUB-WEAPON-ARMOUR-DUTHE