Maria de ‘Medici in the Battle of Pont de Xie by Theodore Gericault

Maria de Medici in the Battle of Pont de Xie by Theodore Gericault

The French queen since 1600, regent under the minor Louis XIII. Not knowing how to manage the country itself, she was ruled by her favorite Italian Konchino Konchini. When the king, after the long reign of Konchini ordered him to be killed, and his mother insulated under the supervision of Blois, she fled from there and organized an insurgency armed against her son.

The artist portrayed Maria de ‘Medici in battle, on a hot horse, excited, hot in the heat of battle.

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