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Marie de Médicis

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (printed)

  • Date:

    late 17th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:


  • 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)


late 17th century (printed)


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

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

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

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.



Subjects depicted

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


Prints; Portraits; Royalty


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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