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Rubens, Peter Paul.
LA GALLERIE DU PALAIS DU LUXEMBOURG PEINTE PAR RUBENS, DESSINÉE PAR LES S.RS NATTIER, ET GRAVÉE PAR LES PLUS ILLUSTRES GRAVEURS DU TEMPS. PARIS: DUCHANGE, 1710
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Rubens, Peter Paul.
LA GALLERIE DU PALAIS DU LUXEMBOURG PEINTE PAR RUBENS, DESSINÉE PAR LES S.RS NATTIER, ET GRAVÉE PAR LES PLUS ILLUSTRES GRAVEURS DU TEMPS. PARIS: DUCHANGE, 1710
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1,0001,500
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Rubens, Peter Paul.
LA GALLERIE DU PALAIS DU LUXEMBOURG PEINTE PAR RUBENS, DESSINÉE PAR LES S.RS NATTIER, ET GRAVÉE PAR LES PLUS ILLUSTRES GRAVEURS DU TEMPS. PARIS: DUCHANGE, 1710
large folio (630 x 450mm.), engraved title-page, engraved leaf of text, 25 engraved plates (3 double-page), letterpress privilege leaf at end, contemporary calf-backed boards, rebacked retaining original spine, extremities rubbed
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Provenance

Patrick Greeves, bookplate

Literature

Cohen-De Ricci 914-915

Catalogue Note

The paintings illustrated here were commissioned from Rubens by Marie de Médicis, the widow of Henri IV, in 1622 for the walls of the Palais du Luxembourg, and they depict the life of Marie. She also planned a cycle representing the life of her husband, but they were not completed. The paintings are now housed in the Louvre, and were instrumental in introducing the art of Rubens to France.

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