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Original Etching - Marie de Medici Dressed in Warlike Form as Minerva - Baptiste

Original Etching - Marie de Medici Dressed in Warlike Form as Minerva - Baptiste

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This is antique engraving with etching made by Jean Baptiste Massé. After Peter Paul Rubens. 
Draftsman: Nattier, Jean-Marc. Published in Paris, France, 1710 years.
The painting depicts Marie de' Medici as Queen Triumphant; the queen stands half-naked, in a draped brocade dress, wearing a helmet, holding a scepter and a small statue of Victory, weapons and armor scattered at her feet, behind a cannon, above her two putti holding a laurel; in a decorative frame of draped curtains, with a coat of arms at the top.
Jean Baptiste Massé (1687-1767) was a French painter who was active during the Rococo period. He was known for his exquisite portraits and decorative works. Massé often depicted members of the French aristocracy and royalty, capturing their elegance and opulence in his paintings. His style was characterized by its delicate brushwork, pastel color palettes, and attention to detail. Although not as well-known as some of his contemporaries, Massé's works are highly regarded for their technical skill and aesthetic beauty.
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: Massé, Jean Baptiste
After: Peter Paul Rubens 
Draftsman: Nattier, Jean-Marc
Place: Paris, France
*We provide a Certificate of Authenticity upon request.   

The work has wear, age-related discoloration, brown spots, chips along the edges 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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