French Sculpture Census

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

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

Cardinal Jules Mazarin (1602-1661), Premier Ministre de France (face), La Paix des Pyrénées (revers)
Cardinal Jules Mazarin (1602-1661), Prime Minister of France 1643 (obverse), The Peace of the Pyrenees (reverse)

1660
bronze

medal and plaquette
diam. 2 1/16
around circumference: .IVLIVS.CARDINALIS.MAZARINVS

Acc. No. : 1999.109.20.a, b
Credit Line : Gift of Lisa and Leonard Baskin

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

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Provenance

  • c. 1960-1985, Purchased by Lisa and Leonard Baskin, Leeds, Massachusetts
  • 1999, Gift of Lisa and Leonard Baskin to the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 24 August 2011
  • 2007 Pollard
    John Graham Pollard, Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue, 2 vols, Washington, 2007, vol 2, n. 880, repr.