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The Entry of Queen Christina of Sweden into Paris on 8 September 1656
  • The Entry of Queen Christina of Sweden into Paris on 8 September 1656

    TitleThe Entry of Queen Christina of Sweden into Paris on 8 September 1656
  • Technique/ MaterialPen and brown ink, brown wash
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 41,2 x 54 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 50 x 64 x 3 cm
  • DatingMade 1656
  • Artist/Maker Artist: François Chauveau, French, born 1613-05-10, dead 1676-02-03
  • CategoryDrawings, Free-hand drawings
  • ClassificationDrawing
  • Inventory No.NMH 63/2017
  • AcquisitionPurchase 2017 Wiros Fund
  • Collection Nytt i samlingarna
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    In the summer of 1656, Queen Christina left Rome and travelled to France, where she secretly deliberated with Cardinal Mazarin on a war against Naples. This drawing is a study for an engraving, never executed, to document her grand entrance. The queen is seen on horseback in the foreground, holding a walking stick. The press reported that the canopy was carried in front of, rather than above, the Queen because her horse shied at it.