Pieter Nolpe (c. 1613-ca. 1653), after Claes Moeyaert (1591-1669)

[Antique history print, etching] Louis XIII as Hercules carrying the globe of France on his shoulders, published 1639.

Louis XIII as Hercules carries the restored globe of unified France on his shoulders assisted by Mars and Athena, behind them the allegorical figures of justice and plenty. From a series with allegorical representations of the discord in France.

Signed: ‘CL. M. Inv’; numbered ’13’ 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: 291 x 384 mm; total: 374 x 441 mm; watermark: Strasburg lily in crowned coat of arms; traces of previous mounting on verso; small tears and slight discoloration at the edges. Muller 1793-13, Hollstein 103, state III/3.

Incl. BTW  145,20

Excl. BTW  120,00

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