Déesse des Arts
gravé par MASSÉ
d’après le dessin de NATTIER
d’après la peinture de RUBENS

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Marie de Médicis sous la forme de Minerve Déesse des Arts
gravé par Jean-Baptiste MASSÉ (Paris 1687 – Paris 1767)
d’après le dessin de Jean-Marc NATTIER (Paris 1685 – Paris 1766)
d’après la peinture de Pierre Paul RUBENS (Siegen 1577 – Anvers 1640)
Se vend à Paris chez le Sieur Duchange Graveur du Roy au dessus de la Rüe des Mathurins
Hennin 1154 – Schneevoogt 1873 (220.19.1)

Planche : 575 x 420 mm
Coup de planche : 510 x 355 mm

British Museum :

Plate 1: Marie de Médicis as Queen Triumphant; the queen standing half-naked wearing a draped brocaded dress, with helmet and holding a sceptre and a small statue of Victory, arms and armour scattered at her feet, a cannon beyond, two putti holding a laurel above her; within decorative frame of draped curtains, with coat of arms above; after Peter Paul Rubens. 1708
Etching and engraving
After the painting now in Paris, in the Musée du Louvre,
This is one from a series of twenty-four engravings made by different printmakers following designs of the Nattier brothers after the Marie de’ Medici cycle which Rubens painted around 1622-1623. This series was commissioned by the queen in autumn 1621 and shows different episodes of her life, most of them in an allegorical manner. They were hung in a gallery in the Palais du Luxembourg and are now shown in the same order in Paris in the Musée du Louvre.