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 fist state before the number.
Flattened diagonal fold top left corner, otherwise fine.
On watermarked laid paper, full plate border and margins.
At left top fragment of the interlaced 'C's watermark as called for early impressions of het first state.( Read Lieure)
Seated old woman, turned to left, dressed in rags, warming her hands over a brazier; a cat rests in her lap while another lies at her feet and licks it paw; on white ground; first state, before plate number. c.1622/23 Etching
Lieure 1927 503.I
Meaume 1860 709.I
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
- Jacques Callot ( 1592-1632 )
- Title of artwork
- A woman warming her hands over a brazier - First state Original
- Ca. 1622
- Not signed
- In good condition
- Sold with frame
- Image size
- 138×87 mm