[France.] Madeleine de France.Pour me le maigner son amour Un Roi passa la mer, et m'obtint sa femme: Ma vertu commencoit a reformer la cour. Mais la mort de mes jours coupu trap tôt la trame.
Engraving with very large margins. Platemark: 315 x 180mm (12¼ x 7¼").
A bust of Madeleine of Valois (1520 - 1537), a French princess who became Queen of Scots as the first spouse of King James V. Slightly turned to the left, dressed in a gown with decorative ropes of pearls and a ruffed collar, on a plinth decorated with thistle leaves, and a landscape beyond. For a proof before letters impression, see item ref: 36420.
[Ref: 36419] £60.00