Marie de Medici at the House of Rubens by Willems



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Marie de Medici at the Houes of Rubens

by Florent Willems

Comes with Antique Biography of Rubens, circa 1901

Original Engraving

Circa late 1800’s

Approx. Size: 6″ x 8″

Fair Market Value: $95.00

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In 1621, the queen-mother of France, Marie de’ Medici, commissioned Rubens to paint two large allegorical cycles celebrating her life and the life of her late husband, Henry IV, for the Luxembourg Palace in Paris. The Marie de’ Medici cycle (now in the Louvre) was installed in 1625, and although he began work on the second series it was never completed. Marie was exiled from France in 1630 by her son, Louis XIII, and died in 1642 in the same house in Cologne where Rubens had lived as a child.


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