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Plate 12: Allegory on the Discord in France, from Caspar Barlaeus, "Medicea Hospes"

Henry IV as Hercules repairing the broken globe by forging a band around it. Minerva and Mars assist him at left while Marie de Medici stands to the right. The female personification of France at far left and the Olympian gods looking down from above.

One of a series of sixteen plates showing the festivals and ceremonies in honor of Marie de Medici's visit to Amsterdam from August 31 to September 5, 1638.

Illustration to Caspar Barlaeus, "Medicea Hospes", Amsterdam, 1638.

Credit: The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951 ...
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30.2 x 39.2cm
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019

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