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La Felicité de la Regence

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    France (published)

  • Date:

    1704 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Picart, Bernard, born 1673 - died 1733 (engraver)
    Nattier, Marc, born 1642 - died 1705 (publisher)
    Nattier, Jean-Marc le Jeune, born 1685 - died 1756 (draughtsman)
    Rubens, Peter Paul, born 1577 - died 1640 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:

    E.3202-1960

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PS, shelf 35

Physical description

Print depicting Marie de Médicis holding a scale of justice and sceptre, seated on a throne and surrounded by allegorical and mythological figures.

Place of Origin

France (published)

Date

1704 (published)

Artist/maker

Picart, Bernard, born 1673 - died 1733 (engraver)
Nattier, Marc, born 1642 - died 1705 (publisher)
Nattier, Jean-Marc le Jeune, born 1685 - died 1756 (draughtsman)
Rubens, Peter Paul, born 1577 - died 1640 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving

Marks and inscriptions

'B. P. 1704.'
Signed and dated

'L’heureux Gouvernement…la France au siecle d’or / Rubens pinxit J. M. Nattier delineavit B. Picart Sculpsit A Paris chez le Sr. Nattier Peintre de l’Academie Royal rue Frementeau. Avec Privilege du Roy.'
Lettered with title, 4 lines of French

Dimensions

Height: 49.5 cm cut, Width: 34.6 cm cut

Object history note

This print is based on a drawing by Jean-Marc Nattier made after a painting by Rubens. The series comprised three prints and was entitled 'Galerie du Luxembourg'. Marc Nattier, father of Jean-Marc, held a royal licence to reproduce the cycle of paintings by Rubens depicting the History of Marie de Medicis. The paintings were then in the Palais du Luxembourg and are presently in the Louvre, Paris.

Descriptive line

'La Felicité de la Regence'. Engraving by Bernard Picart and Jean-Marc Nattier after Peter Paul Rubens, France, 1704.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1960: Volume 2, Edgar Seligman Gift. London: HMSO, 1966.

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Queen; Throne; Scales; Sceptre

Categories

Portraits; Prints; Royalty

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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