Galerie Médicis

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Musée du Louvre
Richelieu wing
2nd floor
Room 801
Rubens: the Galerie Médicis

Flemish Painting

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.

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