Jean Varin

Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal de Richelieu (obverse); An Allegory of France (reverse)

1630

Heim Gallery Ltd. (François Heim and Andrew Ciechanowieki), London, UK [1]

– 1969/10/16
Jean Sutherland Boggs, Ottawa, given by Andrew Ciechanowieki [2]

1969/10/16 –
National Gallery of Canada, given by Jean Sutherland Boggs [3]

[1] The medal was probably a double from the Heim Gallery's director Andrew Ciechanowiecki's private medal collection. Another exemplar of the same medal was included in a 1969 exhibition of Ciechanowiecki's collection in Louisville, Kentucky [“Sculpture in miniature. The Andrew S. Ciechanowiecki Collection of Gilt & Gold Medals and Plaquettes.” The J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, Oct.20–Nov. 23, 1969, cat. no. 165].

[2] Former NGC curator Jean Sutherland Boggs received the medal from Andrew Ciechanowieki as a gift. In a letter dated August 19, 1969, she informed the director of the NGC about this incident and donated the medal to the NGC shortly after.

[3] Accession log [NGC curatorial file].

Artist
Title
Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal de Richelieu (obverse); An Allegory of France (reverse)
Date
1630
Medium
Decorative Arts
Materials
bronze
Dimensions
7.3 cm
Nationality
French
Credit line
Gift of an anonymous donor, 1969
Accession number
15861