Copy in reverse of Plate 16 from the well-known series Les Grandes Miseres de la Guerre by Jacques Callot
Signed: Israel ex. Cum Privil Reg
Engraver: not known
Condition: Good impression. General age-related colouring of the paper. Small area on back where surface layer of paper has been town, but does not show when looking at the front. Cut within plate-mark, 1-2mm outside of border.
It is not printed on laid paper, so probably printed in the 19th century
Reference: Lieure 1927 1354 (copy)
Jacques Callot, 1592-1635 was a printmaker of mostly etchings, born & died in Nancy, who worked in Florence, Paris and Nancy. He developed innovations in etchings, and was a recognized master. He made more than 1,400 etchings that chronicled the life of his period, featuring soldiers, clowns, drunkards, Gypsies, beggars, as well as court life. Famous for his series on the “Miseries of War” and for small prints with much detail.
Israel Henriet, French publisher/printer, 1590 c.-1661. Published many of Callot’s prints. After Callot's death, Henriet purchased many plates, and bequeathed them to his nephew, Israël Silvestre.
- after Jacques Callot
- Title of artwork
- Les mendiants et les mourants (The beggars and the dying)
- 17th Century
- See description
- Sold with frame
- Image size
- 18.5×8.2 cm