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Treasures of the Court / Marie de Medicis, Queen and Regent of France (16001610, 16101617)

Covering 500 years, 38 patrons and several continents, this course is an examination of audacious acts of patronage and how they resulted in some of the finest art collections in the world.

Marie de Medicis, Queen and Regent of France (1600–1610, 1610–1617)

Growing up in the Pitti Palace amid the Medicis' great art collection, Marie went on to be a patron in her own right of the theatre, ballet, music, fine arts, and architectural projects. When her role as Regent ended, she commissioned Rubens' famous series of scenes of her life to decorate the Palais du Luxembourg.


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Date and Time:

4 November 2014 at 10:45 am


Half Day



The University Women's Club
2 Audley Square

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