French Sculpture Census

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artist © : public domain

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

Antoine de Ruzé, marquis d'Effiat et de Longjumeau, surintendant des finances en 1626
Antoine de Ruzé, marquis of Effiat and Longjumeau, superintendant of finances in 1626

1629
bronze

medal
diam. 2 3/4
obverse:
inscr. in margin: A[ntoine] RVZE M[arquis] DEFFIAT ET D[e] LONIVMEAV SVR[intendant] DES FINANCES
reverse:
inscr. in margin: QVIDQVID EST IVSSVM LEVE EST (Whatever is ordered is easy); dated at bottom: 1629

Acc. No. : 1985.194.2
Credit Line : Gift of Anthony Blumka, 1985

New York, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

www.metmuseum.org

Provenance

  • 1985, Gift of Anthony Blumka

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 11 March 2014

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Object card, Metropolitan Museum of Art, March 6, 2014:
Description of reverse: Hercules taking the burden of the world from Atlas who supports his left hand on a tree trunk; Hercules wears a lion skin, his mace at his feet; landscape in background.