French Sculpture Census

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

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

Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal de Richelieu (1585-1642) (face), Le Globe et les Planètes (revers)
Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal de Richelieu (1585-1642), Cardinal 1622 (obverse), The Globe and the Planets (reverse)

1631, modern strike
bronze

medal and plaquette
diameter: 2
obverse:
around circumference: ARMANVS IOAN[nes] CARD[inalis] DE RICHELIEV
around bottom circumference: I WARIN
reverse:
around circumference: MENS SIDERA VOLVIT
across bottom: 1631

Acc. No. : 1957.14.1171.a, b
Credit Line : Samuel H. Kress Collection

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

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Provenance

  • Berkeley, CA, Edward Gans
  • 1957, sold to 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. 576
  • 2007 Pollard
    John Graham Pollard, Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue, 2 vols, Washington, 2007, vol 2, n. 662, repr.

Related Works

Warin, Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal de Richelieu 1622 (1585-1642), bronze, 1630, in the same museum, 1957.14.10.a.