|Artist||Balthasar Moncornet after Pieter de Jode the Younger after Paulus Pontius after Anthony van Dyck|
|Published||Balthasar Moncornet c. 1645-1668|
|Dimensions||Image 131 x 103 mm oval, Plate 152 x 107 mm, Sheet 260 x 170 mm|
A half length portrait of Maria de Médici in an oval frame, turned to left, looking at the viewer, wearing a cap and a dress with a large round collar, laced bodice, and puffed sleeves, and holdinga flower in her left hand at her waist, a hunting scene and a curtain in the background. Inscribed with the title "Maria Medicis/ Trium Regum Mater" below. Moncornet produced a series of at least 27 portraits of royalty and nobility based on Van Dyck's Iconography.
Maria de Médici (April 26, 1575- July 3, 1642) was the Queen of France and the second wife of King Henry IV of France. After the assasination of Henry in 1610, a day after her coronation, Maria acted as Regent for her son King Louis XIII.
Balthasar Moncornet (c.1600 - 1668) was a French tapissier, engraver, and publisher, working primarily in France. He was a specialist in ornamental prints.
Pieter de Jode the Younger (1601-1674) son and disciple of the Pieter de Jode the Elder. In 1628, he was admitted into the Guild of St. Luke, Antwerp. In 1631 and 1632, he and his father practiced engraving in Paris. When Pieter de Jode the Younger returned to Antwerp he worked almost exclusively for Van Dyck and accompanied him on several occasions to live and work in England.
Paulus Pontius (1603 - 1658) was a Flemish engraver and painter, and was a pupil of Lucas Vorsterman the Elder. In 1624, Pontius succeeded Vorsterman in Ruben's studio, and became a leading engraver connected with Rubens' workshop. Following Rubens' death, Pontius became associated with a number of other leading Antwerp painters, including Anthony van Dyck and Jacob Jordaens.
Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) was a Flemish painter. A pupil of Rubens, Van Dyck worked in Italy from 1621-26, and then from 1632 onwards he predominantly painted in England, where he was knighted by Charles I.
New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 238 (Van Dyck, copy undescribed) New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 25 (Van Dyck)