Masterpieces of Art Series. 999 Silver Proof Coin with 16 Colored Swarovski crystals inlaid into the frame of the art. Was painted by de Champaigne for the private chapel of Queen Anne of Austria (16011666), the widowed wife of Louis XIII, located in the Palais Royal, Paris, and decorated by the most prominent French painters of the day. The obverse of the coin traditionally bears the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Along the rim there are inscriptions of the Queens name, the face value of the coin, and its issuing country. The reverse is embellished with a full-color reproduction of de Champaignes painting decorated on both sides with sixteen genuine Swarovski crystals. The painting depicts the angel Gabriel announcing to Maria that she is pregnant with Jesus Christ. The upper part of the reverse contains the legend indicating the name of the series. Only the Christmas issues of this series have colored Swarovski elements. Which should make this special edition even more interesting for collectors. This tiny masterpiece is a must have for any serious collector and can serve as a great Christmas gift! THE COIN IS IN PERFECT MINT CONDITION AND COMES IN ALL ORIGINAL MINT PACKAGING. 93.3 (3 Oz). (26 May 1602 – 12 August 1674) was a Baroque era painter and. One of the protagonists of French classicism. Born in Brussels of a poor family, Champaigne was a pupil of the landscape painter Jacques Fouquières. In 1621 he moved to Paris, where he worked with Nicolas Poussin on the decoration of the Palais du Luxembourg under the direction of Nicolas Duchesne, whose daughter he married. After the death of his protector Duchesne, Champaigne worked for the Queen Mother, Marie de Medici, and for Richelieu, for whom he decorated the cardinal’s palace, the Dome of the Sorbonne church and other buildings. He was a founding member of the Acadèmie Royale de Peinture in 1648. Influenced by Rubens at the beginning of his career, later in life de Champaigne came under the influence of Jansenism. A severe Counter-Reformation movement suppressed by Louis XIV and has been described as combining a scrupulous perfectionism verging on coldness with an inner life of deep intensity. Champaigne produced a very large number of paintings, mainly religious works and portraits, including his own version of Last Supper and many portraits of. The artist died in 1674 in Paris. DON’T HESITATE TO ASK QUESTIONS AND PLEASE CHECK OUT MY OTHER LISTINGS! EACH SALE COMES WITH UNCONDITIONAL 100% GUARANTEE OF THE QUALITY AND. IF THE COIN IS NOT AS DESCRIBED. SAME 100% GUARANTEE OF THE QUALITY AS FOR USA CUSTOMERS. The item “Cook Islands 2014 The Annunciation by Champaigne $20 Silver Proof Coin Christmas” is in sale since Saturday, July 22, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\South Pacific”. The seller is “nersess” and is located in Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Year: 2014
- Composition: 99.99% Pure Silver
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
- Country of Issue: Cook Islands