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Antique Print - The Exchange of the Two Princesses in Hendaye - Rubens - France

Antique Print - The Exchange of the Two Princesses in Hendaye - Rubens - France

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This is antique engraving with etching made by Benoit Audran the Elder. After Peter Paul Rubens. 
Draftsman: Nattier, Jean-Marc. Published in Paris, France, 1710 years.
This plate depicts the exchange of two princesses at Hendaye in the Basque province on the border between France and Spain. allegorical scene with Anne of Austria and Elizabeth of Bourbon standing on a pontoon bridge and holding hands. young Elizabeth (future wife of Philip IV of Spain), standing on the right, in profile in front of the female personification of Spain. Anne (as the future wife of Louis XIII) stands on the left with the female personification of France. male personification of the Bidasoa River with a triton in the lower right corner. putti and a female personification with a cornucopia (Felicity) at the top.
Benoit Audran the Elder (1661–1721) was a French engraver born in Lyon and later active in Paris. He was part of a prominent family of engravers, and his work contributed significantly to the art of engraving during the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Family of Engravers: Benoit Audran came from a family of engravers, and he learned the art from his father, Germain Audran. His brothers, Claude Audran II and Gérard Audran, were also engravers, making the Audran family a notable force in the world of French engraving.
Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) was a highly influential Flemish Baroque painter. Rubens is considered one of the foremost painters of the Baroque period, known for his dynamic compositions, vivid color palette, and dramatic use of light and shadow. He painted a wide range of subjects, including religious and mythological scenes, portraits, landscapes, and historical events. His paintings often featured robust figures and a sense of movement.
Jean-Baptiste Nattier was a French artist born in 1678 and died in 1726. He was known as a portrait painter and worked for the royal court during the reign of Louis XV. His work was characterized by grace and elegance, and his portraits depicted members of the royal family and the upper classes. Nattier is also known for his involvement in the creation of decorative works.

Dimensions: 25” x 19” inches / 65 cm x 49 cm
Technique: Engraving with etching

Date: 1710
Artist: Benoit Audran the Elder
After: Peter Paul Rubens 
Draftsman: Nattier, Jean-Marc
Place: Paris, France
*We provide a Certificate of Authenticity upon request. 

The work has some foxing, age discoloration, brown spots, edge chipping, but is overall in good condition. As you age, you can expect to see a few minor blemishes, brown or blotchy markings. Please check the condition of the image carefully and contact us with any questions. The reverse side is blank. This is an original print and not a modern reproduction. You can find many more vintage designs and prints at dahlstromsfineart.

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