RUBENS, Peter Paul
(b. 1577, Siegen, d. 1640, Antwerpen)

The Marriage of Henri IV of France and Marie de Médicis

Oil on panel, 23 x 12,5 cm
Wallace Collection, London

This sketch was made for a cycle of twenty-one large paintings commissioned by Marie de Médicis to illustrate the life of her dead husband, Henri IV of France. The cycle was never completed.