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Louis XIII, King of France

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1635 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Warin, Jean (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.377-1910

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal depicting Louis XIII (1601-1643) is made by Jean Warin, dated 1635.
Warin (1606-1672) was a French sculptor, medallist and painter and the most eminent of French medallists and a sculptor of high reputation during the first half of the 17th century, and a very important player in the history of the French medal. He was born in Liège, where he trained in the workshop of his father. His medals show a clarity of composition based on studies of the Antique, as well as a great finesse in their execution.

Physical description

Medal depicts on the obverse the bust to left of Louis XIII, crowned with laurel, wearing a scarf over armour of Roman pattern. Inscription.
On the reverse two maces, crossed, tied by a ribbon, from which hangs a key. Inscription.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1635 (dated)

Artist/maker

Warin, Jean (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

'LVDOVICVS . XIII . D . G . FRANC . ET . NAVAR . REX'
obverse

'ALITER NON VIRIBVS VLLIS - 1635'
reverse

Dimensions

Diameter: 4.8 cm

Object history note

From the Salting bequest.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, Louis XIII, King of France, by Jean Warin, France, dated 1635

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

'Salting Bequest (A. 70 to A. 1029-1910) / Murray Bequest (A. 1030 to A. 1096-1910)'. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum (Department of Architecture and Sculpture). London: Printed under the Authority of his Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited, East Harding Street, EC, p. 57

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Maces; Ribbon; Armour; Key; Laurel

Categories

Coins & Medals; Portraits; Royalty; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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