|Dimensions||Image 135 x 96 mm, Plate 150 x 109 mm, Sheet 251 x 184 mm|
Half-length portrait of Marguerite de Navarre, dressed in simple attire, and turned slightly to the right. The portrait is set within an oval upon a pedestal. This portrait would have originally been featured in Dreux du Radier's L'Europe illustre. Following the death of the publisher, Michel Odievre, a number of plates were re-issued without Odievre's address, as is illustrated by this particular portrait.
Inscription on pedestal reads: 'Reine de Navarre né au Château d'Angloulême le 10. Avril 1492. Morte au Chateau d'Odos le 2 Decemb. 1549'
Marguerite de Navarre (1492 - 1549) was the daughter of Charles, Count of Angoulême, and Louise of Savoy. She was the princess of France, Queen of Navarre, and Duchess of Alençon and Berry. At the age of seventeen, she married Charles IV of Alençon, and following his death in 1525, Marguerite married Henry II of Navarre. Her brother, Francis I, was King of France.
Condition: Time toning and water stains to margins.