RUBENS, Peter Paul
(b. 1577, Siegen, d. 1640, Antwerpen)
The Birth of Henri IV of France1628-30
Oil on panel, 21,5 x 10 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.