(this summer while the Salle de Etate is being renovated, the Mona Lisa is on display in Galerie Médicis)
Rubens: the Galerie Médicis
Italian-born French queen Marie de Médicis
The Marie de’ Medici cycle
The twenty-four monumental canvases displayed here were originally housed in the Luxembourg palace
Painted by Rubens between 1622 and 1625, they depict episodes from the queen’s life, magnified by the presence of gods from ancient mythology.