French Sculpture Census

photo credit : The Cleveland Museum of Art
artist © : public domain

VARIN ou WARIN, Jean
Liège, Belgium 1604 - Paris 1672

Anne d'Autriche (avers), Un lys (revers)
Anne of Austria (obverse), A Lily (reverse)

1660
struck bronze

medal and plaquette
diam. 2 5/16
obverse:
inscribed: ANNA.D.G / FR.ET.NAV.REG.
reverse:
inscribed: DIVA.SE.IACTAT.ALVMNA. / .1660. [This translates as: "It glories in its divine nourishment," which refers to the young King, Louis XIV (lily). The fleur-de-lis had long been the chief royal symbol of France.]

Acc. No. : 1987.195.a, b
Credit Line : John L. Severance Fund

Cleveland, Ohio, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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Provenance

  • 1987, John L. Severance Fund