Jacques Callot (1592 - 28 March 1635) was a French painter, draughtsman and engraver.
Callots work was in the style of the early French baroque and inspired both Georges de la Tour and the young Rembrandt. The beginning of his career was spent at the Court of Cosimo II de ' Medici in Florence. Here, he made most of the theatre work, notably the commedia dell'arte in the lead role.
In 1621, he returned to his birthplace Nancy, this marks a change in his style. His style has a certain directness and intensity. He made etchings with scenes from everyday life and in particular the less rosy side of the society. In “Les Misères et les Mal-heurs de la guerre” he recapitulates his experiences in the Thirty Years' War, often in a moralizing tone of voice. His high-quality etchings have often been compared to those of Albrecht Dürer.
- Le Combat (The Combat), from Le Combat a la Barrière in the Palace at Nancy by Henri Humbert, printed by Sebastien Phillipe,1627.
The back (bottom right):
Collector's stamp of Charles Thormann (1873-1946), banker from Bern (Germany). Lugt 479b.
Old watermark present.
- Jacques Callot (1592-1635) with Lugt collector Stamp Charles Thorman
- Title of artwork
- Combat a la barriere
- Plate signed
- In good condition
- Sold with frame
- 250 g
- Image size
- 155×230 mm