after Jacques Callot - Les mendiants et les mourants (The beggars and the dying)

Description
after Jacques Callot - Les mendiants et les mourants (The beggars and the dying)
Etching - Signed - 17th Century

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.

Lot details
Artist
after Jacques Callot
Title of artwork
Les mendiants et les mourants (The beggars and the dying)
Year
17th Century
Technique
Etching
Signature
Signed
Condition
See description
Sold with frame
No
Image size
18.5×8.2 cm
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