Jacques Callot ( 1592-1632 ) - Beggar in rags with large rosary around his neck - Original

Description
Jacques Callot ( 1592-1632 ) - Beggar in rags with large rosary around his neck - 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 in rags, facing front, holding out a hat and wearing a large rosary around his neck; on white ground;
original Callot etching, no copy.

Reference:
Lieure 1927 489 II / II
Guaranteed original.

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
Artist
Jacques Callot ( 1592-1632 )
Title of artwork
Beggar in rags with large rosary around his neck - Original
Year
Ca. 1622
Technique
Etching
Signature
Not signed
Condition
In good condition
Sold with frame
No
Image size
136×87 mm
Not registered yet?
By creating your free Catawiki account, you’ll be able to bid on any of our 50,000 special objects up for auction every week.
or Sign in