DUFOUR, Jean-Baptiste: France, 1684, Bronze, 52 mm
Obv: Bust of Jean Warin IEAN. VARIN. CONER. DESTAT. INTEND. GL. D. BATS.
E. D. MOES. D.F
Rev: Medallic Art flanked by Painting and Sculpture. The center figure,
representing Medal Making, is holding a portrait medal of Warin.
SEVLE. SVFF ISOIT. POVR. LE. RENDRE. IMMORTAL. (A Single One Would Have
Sufficed to Render Him Immortal)
Signed: DV FOVR
Ref: The Medal, Summer 1987, #21 ; Jones Vol. 2, Fig. 33, p.181
Dufour was a pupil of Warin. The inscription on the
reverse refers to Warin's conception of himself as master of all arts.
For a brief biography of the great French medallist Jean Warin, see the