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Antique Master Print-ACCOUCHEMENT-BIRTH LOUIS XIII-DE MEDICI-Rubens-Audran-1710
- Antique Master Print, titled: 'L' Accouchement de la Reine.' - (The Queen gives birth to a son). This allegorical plate shows the Birth of Louis XIII in Fontainebleau; Maria de' Medici seated on a throne at centre, wearing ermine-trimmed dress and slippers, looking lovingly at her child which is held by personifications of Justice and Good Health at left, Cybele standing behind the queen and resting her hand on her left shoulder, Conjugal Fecundity standing at right with a cornucopia. Original etching/engraving on hand laid paper. Description: 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.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Benoit Audran I, the elder (1661-1721) was a French designer, etcher and engraver from Lyon. He was the brother of Jean Audran (1667-1756). He was taught the rudiments of engraving by his father (Germain Audran), and was later placed under the care of his' after 'a drawing by I.B. Nattier after Peter Paul Rubens'. Benoit Audran I, the elder (1661-1721) was a French designer, etcher and engraver from Lyon. He was the brother of Jean Audran (1667-1756). He was taught the rudiments of engraving by his father (Germain Audran), and was later placed under the care of his uncle Gerard Audran in Paris. Benoit Audran II was his nephew and the son of Jean Audran. He was appointed engraver to the king. He was active in Paris and his prints very well respected. 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. Print attached to carrier. Edges reinforced on rear. Top left corner with some damage, but not nearly effecting image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: RT-B1-15 The overall size is ca. 18 x 24.3 inch. The image size is ca. 13.4 x 19.7 inch. The overall size is ca. 45.8 x 61.8 cm. The image size is ca. 34 x 50 cm.
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