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.

Details

Medium:
Oil on panel
Dimensions:
22.8 x 20.8 cm
Art Fund grant:
£60,000 ( Total: £120,000)
Acquired in:
2002
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

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

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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