The Coronation of Henri IV of France by Peter Paul Rubens

The King, attended by two pages, kneels before the bishop of Chartres who places the crown upon his head.


Oil on panel
22.8 x 20.8 cm
Art Fund grant:
£60,000 ( Total: £120,000)
Acquired in:
R A Johnson

Behind him stand two cardinals, while two secular attendants, holding the 'main-de-justice; and the sceptre, wait on the right. A study for an unexecuted commission to produce a companion series to the series on Marie De Medici's life.


Christie's, 1973; purchased anonymously; Christie's 1997; Simon Dickenson Ltd; R A Johnson.

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