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Rare Engraving - Louis XIII Comes of Age - Nattier - Paul Rubens - Paris - 1710

Rare Engraving - Louis XIII Comes of Age - Nattier - Paul Rubens - Paris - 1710

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DESCRIPTION:
This is antique engraving with etching made by engraved Alexis Loir. After Peter Paul Rubens. 
Draftsman: Nattier, Jean-Marc. Published in Paris, France, 1710 years.
This allegorical plate depicts the scene in which Marie de' Medici passes power over France to her son Louis XIII when he comes of age in 1615. It depicts the scene taking place. on the ship of state, decorated with shields and garlands of flowers, Marie de' Medici stands in the center and points to the helm ("government") held by her son Louis XIII, wearing a crown and holding a scepter. A woman personification of France, standing as a captain with an orb and a sword in her hands, four allegorical figures rowing (Fortitude, Piety, Justice and Concord; identified by the shields attached to the ship), Fortitude pushing the ship away from the shore with a stick.
Alexis Loir is a French artist and medalist, a figure of the 17th-18th centuries. Loire is famous for his contribution to the art of medallion. He created medals—small metal works with images and texts, often commemorating events, personalities, or themes of his time.
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.

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

Date: 1710
Engraved: Alexis Loir
After: Peter Paul Rubens 
Draftsman: Nattier, Jean-Marc
Place: Paris, France
*We provide a Certificate of Authenticity upon request. 

CONDITION:
The work has some foxing, age discoloration, brown spots, and a piece of corner has been torn off in the lower left corner, 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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