French Sculpture Census

photo credit : Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington
artist © : public domain

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

Antoine Ruze, Marquis d'Effiat et de Longjumeau (1581-1632) (face), Hercule aidant Atlas à soutenir le Globe terrestre (revers)
Antoine Ruze, Marquis of Effiat and of Longjumeau (1581-1632), (obverse), Hercules Helping Atlas to Bear the Globe (reverse)

1629
bronze

medal and plaquette
diameter: 2 9/16
obverse:
around circumference: A[ntoine] RVZE M[arquis] DEFFIAT ET D[e] LONIVMEAV SVR[intendan]T DES FINANCES
reverse:
around circumference: QVIDQVID EST IVSSVM LEVE EST
across bottom engraved: 1629

Acc. No. : 1957.14.1164.a, b
Credit Line : Samuel H. Kress Collection

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, The National Gallery of Art

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Provenance

  • Paris, Gustave Dreyfus (1837-1914)
  • his estate
  • 1930, Purchased by Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York
  • 1945, Purchased by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York
  • 1957, gift to the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 24 August 2011
  • 1967 Hill, Pollard
    George Francis Hill, and Graham Pollard. Renaissance Medals from the Samuel H. Kress Collection at the National Gallery of Art, London, 1967, n. 569
  • 1983 Wilson Carolyn C. Wilson, Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1983, p. 211, no. 22
  • 2007 Pollard
    John Graham Pollard, Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue, 2 vols, Washington, 2007, vol 2, n. 660, repr.