Maria de 'Medici, Oil on canvas of the' 600
Representation of the marriage by proxy of Maria de' Medici and Henry IV of France in Florence on 5 October 1600.
In 1621, Maria de' Medici commissioned the Baroque painter Pieter Paul Rubens to commission a series of 24 imposing panels (about 3x4 meters each), 21 of which represented the "Glories and struggles of Maria de' Medici". They were commissioned to decorate the gallery of the Luxembourg Palace in Paris, the queen's new residence. Since 1900 this series of plates has been exhibited in the Louvre museum.
The canvas we propose was made by a Flemish painter and reflects the wedding table seen in reverse. These reduced versions were made to be donated to prestigious figures of the time such as dukes and barons. Their peculiarity is the very high detail of the details in relation to the small size.
In the photos you can see the state before and after the restoration.