Jacques Callot ( 1592-1632 ) - Le Vieux Mediant - Original

Jacques Callot ( 1592-1632 ) - Le Vieux Mediant - Original
Etching - Not signed - Ca. 1622

Les Gueux / Les Mendiants
One of his most known series. A masterwork etched by Callot in Nancy. He expressed beautifully the physiognomy of these unfortunate people whose misery does not stop instincts, and whose faces reflect both fatigue and sufrance, envy and anger.

Excellent impression of the second state with the number.
On laid paper, trimmed on plate border.
With two corners tipped on a support sheet.

Man wearing hat and coat in rags, left arm resting on walking stick, almost seen from behind, turned to left; on white ground;.
Original Callot etching, no copy.

Lieure 1927 495 II / II

Guaranteed original.
(The British Museum has only copy's no originals of either state)

Jacques Callot ( 1592 - 1635)
Etcher and draughtsman, born Nancy. 1608-1611 in Rome; 1612-1621 in Florence, working for the Medici; in 1621 returned to Nancy, where he settled and married. Died suddenly in 1635. Enormously popular and much copied. From c. 1620 most of his plates were published by his friend Israel Henriet. Bibliography: Jules Lieure, 'Jacques Callot, catalogue de son oeuvre gravé', 3 vols, Paris 1924-7

Lot details
Jacques Callot ( 1592-1632 )
Title of artwork
Le Vieux Mediant - Original
Ca. 1622
Not signed
In good condition
Sold with frame
Image size
137×86 mm
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