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Marie de Médicis

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1616

Artist:

Frans Pourbus, the Younger
Flemish, 1569-1622

About this artwork

Though Frans Pourbus the Younger descended from a dynasty of portrait painters in the Spanish Netherlands, he, like Antonis Mor, served courts across Europe, including those in Brussels, Mantua, and Paris. This likeness of Marie de’ Medici, queen mother of Louis XIII of France, was executed six years after she appointed Pourbus her personal portraitist. His meticulous depiction of her elaborate garments effectively conveys a variety of textures, details, and patterns within a restricted color palette.

Status

On View, Gallery 208

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Frans Pourbus, the Younger

Title

Marie de Médicis

Origin

Flanders

Date

1616

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed at upper right: F.PVRBIS / CRISTIANISS. / MA: PICTOR . FACIEBAT . AN / 1616

Dimensions

39 1/4 × 30 1/2 in. (99.7 × 77.5 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Kate S. Buckingham

Reference Number

1920.1034

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