Portrait of Anne of Austria, Queen of France

Portrait of Anne of Austria, Queen of France
Artist:
Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577-1640)
Date:
1612 - 1635  
Medium:
Oil on canvas 
Dimensions:
47-1/4 x 38-1/8 in. (120 x 96.8 cm) 
Credit Line:
The Norton Simon Foundation 
Accession Number:
F.1965.1.059.P 
Copyright:
© The Norton Simon Foundation 
Not on View
Description

Anne of Austria [1601-1667]was the wife of King Louis XIII of France. The Queen is represented at about the age of twenty-five, dressed with a "Medici" pleated lace ruffle around her neck and a jeweled crown on her head. The satin dress is embroidered with repeated fleur-de-lys, and she wears an ermine-lined mantle.

The portraits of Anne and Louis were probably painted during one of Rubens' visits to Paris when he was directing the decoration of the Luxembourg Gallery.

Provenance:

Frederick II (1712-1786), Elector of Brandenburg and King of Prussia, Charlottenburg, 1768, by inheritance to;
Wilhelm II (1859-1941), King of Prussia and Emperor of Germany, Charlottenburg.
Hohenzollern Family (family of Wilhelm II) c. 1933.
[Duveen, Inc., New York, 1936/7-1964, sold to];
The Norton Simon Foundation.

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