Original 1708 16 inch x 23 1/4 inch Etching and Engraving
LA DESTINEE DE LA REINE
Original 1708 16 inch x 23 1/4 inch Etching and Engraving titled LA DESTINEE DE LA REINE (THE DESTINY OF THE QUEEN)
The Destiny of Marie de’ Medici; the three Fates seated on clouds, while spinning a thread, Jupiter and Juno embracing on a cloud in top left; after Peter Paul Rubens. c.1707-1710.
Print by Louis de Châtillon (1639 – 1734). A French painter in enamel and miniature, and an engraver.
Intermediary draughtsman Jean Baptiste Nattier (1678 – 1726). A French history painter.
After the painting by Peter Paul Rubens (1577 – 1640) now in Paris, in the Musée du Louvre. Sir Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish artist. He is considered the most influential artist of Flemish Baroque tradition. Rubens’s highly charged compositions reference erudite aspects of classical and Christian history. His unique and immensely popular Baroque style emphasized movement, colour, and sensuality, which followed the immediate, dramatic artistic style promoted in the Counter-Reformation. Rubens specialized in making altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects..
Published by Gaspard Duchange
Lettered in lower margin with four lines of French and production details: “Rubens pinxit” and “I.B. Nattier delin. / Lud. De Chastillon sculp.” and “A Paris chez G. Duchange Graveur du Roy, rue St Jacques au dessus de la rue des Mathurins / Avec Privilege du Roy” and “Les Parques filent la vie de la Reine … / …. ou peut atteindre une mortelle.”
The etching is in very good condition with a crease in the lower left corner border. General age-related toning and foxing with minor defects from handling.
Availability: 1 in stock