Portrait of Marie de Médicis (1575; 1642), French School of the 18th century after Frans II Pourbus
Canvas canvas 57 cm by 50.5 cm
Beautiful old frame of 73 cm by 67 cm
Portrait of Marie de Medici (1575; 1642)
Marie de Médicis, born April 26, 1575 in Florence and died July 3, 1642 in Cologne, was queen of France and Navarre from 1600 to 1610 by her marriage to Henri IV. Widowed in 1610, she ensured the regency in the name of her son, Louis XIII, until September 28, 1614.
She became head of the King's Council following the litigation of October 2, 1614 until 1617, when her son took power.
Frans II Pourbus (1569, 1622)
Dynasty of Flemish painters. Pieter Pourbus (1524-1584) is from Gouda; he receives
probably his training in Bruges, where he was appointed to the corporation of painters in 1543, and of which he
will be juror and dean, which attests to his notoriety. He was also a surveyor and cartographer.
Frans I Pourbus said the Elder (1545-1581) is the son of Pieter Pourbus; born in Bruges, he died before his father, of whom he was a pupil, causing confusion in the attribution of their respective works. His son Frans II Pourbus said the Younger (1569-1622) was born in Antwerp where he was received as a master in 1591. A pupil of Otto van Veen, he was a painter in 1600 at the court of the Duke of Mantua, whom he followed to Turin and Lorraine, then in Paris, where he became attached to Marie de Medici and Anne of Austria. Frans II Pourbus was essentially a portrait painter; his work has baroque accents, but is not always easily distinguished from that of his father.