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

Etching | 30.2 x 39.2cm | 1638

Pieter Nolpe

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...
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