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Session 1 | September 23, 2019  | 317 Lots


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PETER PAUL RUBENS - 1577-1640 La Gallerie du Palais du Luxembourg (The gallery of the Palais du Luxembourg) NATTIER, Jean-Marc & Jean-Baptiste.- La Gallerie du Palais du Luxembourg peinte par Rubens dessinée par les Srs. Nattier et gravée par les plus illustres graveurs du temps...- A Paris: Chez le Sr. Duchange Graveur du Roy en son Academie Royale de Peinture et Sculpture, 1710.- 27 engravings; 52 cm. Set of work, but complete, of the collection of engravings that reproduce the paintings of Rubens, usually called "the cycle of Maria de Médicis " commissioned to the Palace of Luxembourg, currently exhibited at the Louvre Museum in Paris. Includes the following prints (with blank verse): 1 - La Gallerie du Palais du Luxembourg... (cover sheet); 2 - Avertissement (texto); 3 - Pierre Paul Rubens; 4 - Marie de Medicis; 5 - François de Medicis; 6 - Jeanne d’Autriche; 7 - La destinée de la Reine; 8 - La naissance de la Reine; 9 - L’éducation de la Reine; 10 - Henri IV. delibere sur son futur mariage; 11 - Le mariage de la Reine; 12 - Le debarquement de la Reine au port de Marseille; 13 - La ville de Lyon va audevant de la Reine; 14 - L’accouchement de la Reine; 15 - Le Roy part pour la guerre d’Allemagne; 16 - Le couronnement de la Reine (double print); 17 - L’Apotheose d’Henri IV et la Regence de la Reine (estampa dupla); 18 - Le gouvernement de la Reine (double print); 19 - Le voyage de la Reine au Pont de Cé; 20 - L’Echange des deux Reines; 21 - La Felicité de la Regence; 22 - La Majorite du Roy Louis XIII; 23 - La Reine s’enfuit de la ville de Blois; 24 - La Reine prend le parti de la paix; 25 - La conclusion de la paix; 26 - La Paix confirmé dans le Ciel; 27 - Le Tems decouvre la Verité. Edition entirely intaglio engraved (chisel and etching) by several engravers, of which we highlight Edelinck, Picart, Vermeulen, Audran, Duchange, etc. The set, in loose leaves, presents several imperfections, namely accentuated acidity, occasional water stains (tide), some restoration and excessive cutting, but outside the crease of the matrix; Coronation Engraving (16) very damaged near the fold, with slight loss of support; Engravings identified with numbers 7 and 27 (narrower) with trimmed margins; manually added ink to the exterior of the matrix. It is yet complete and is likely to be recovered.