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Marie de Médicis

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    France (printed)

  • Date:

    late 17th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cossin, Louis, born 1627 - died 1704 (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:

    E.230-1960

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PS, shelf 7

Physical description

Print, portrait of a woman, full-length, facing slightly left, seated under a canopy decorated with fleurs-de-lis; above are putti with roses and lillies, on the right is a crown upon cushions.

Place of Origin

France (printed)

Date

late 17th century (printed)

Artist/maker

Cossin, Louis, born 1627 - died 1704 (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving

Marks and inscriptions

'Sic ivit nostrum grandis Medicea per Urbem. Sceptrorum Mater suspicienda trium.'
Lettered

With the mark of the collection of Sydney Vacher (1854-1935) (Lugt 2376)

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of Marie de Médicis, engraving, possibly by Louis Cossin, late 17th century.

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

Crown; Flowers; Consort; Fleur de lis; Queen; Putti

Categories

Prints; Portraits; Royalty

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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