The bust of Marie de Medicis, daughter of the Grand Duke of Tuscany, may have been made about the time of the royal marriage in 1600.

The corresponding bust of her husband King Henri IV of France is already in the Ashmolean's collection.


Earls of Ilchester, Holland House, Kensington; Christie's 1947; private collection; Christie's, London 1999 where bought by present vendor.

Ashmolean Museum

Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2PH
01865 278000

Opening times

Tue – Sun, Bank Holiday Mon, 10am – 5pm

Closed 24 – 26 Dec

Exhibitions at Ashmolean Museum

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