Nolpe, Pieter (1613/1614-1652/1653); after Moeyaert, Claes (1591-1669)

[Antique history print, allegory, etching] Henry IV as Hercules repairing the broken globe representing France, image from the triumphal arch for Maria de’ Medici’s entry into Amsterdam, 1638, published 1639.

Allegorical scene of Henry IV as Hercules, assisted by Mars and Athena, repairing the broken globe representing France by forging a band around it. Maria de’ Medici stands at the right and the Olympian Gods look on from the clouds above. From a series with allegorical representations of the discord in France. Signed: ‘CL. M. Inv:’; numbered ’12’ in lower right corner. Image from the triumphal arch for Marie de’ Medici’s visit to Amsterdam, 1638. Used in: Caspar Barlaeus, Blyde inkomst der allerdoorluchtighste koninginne, Maria de Medicis t’ Amsterdam. t’ Amsterdam: By Iohan en Cornelis Blaeu, 1639.

Etching on paper, broad margins; platemark: 293 x 384 mm.; total: 374 x 445 mm.; watermark: Strasburg lily in crowned coat of arms; traces of previous mounting on verso; part of right margin missing. Muller 1793-12, Hollstein 102, state III/3.

Incl. BTW  145,20

Excl. BTW  120,00

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