Jacques Callot ( 1592-1632 ) - St Patricia, St Augustinus and other Saints - First edition

Description
Jacques Callot ( 1592-1632 ) - St Patricia, St Augustinus and other Saints - First edition
Etching - Not signed - 1632-1635

Les images des Saints.

Early impression from the first edition printed in Paris by Israël Henriet. Before all rework. From the earlies impression available, a second state while the first before the publishers address of Israël is only known from a few examples (R.R.R.R.)

I have a couple of leaves mostly with the watermark 'huchet' showing a post horn as called for by Lieure to be found on these early Paris impressions.

Uncut sheet with wide margins. Original pinholes on top of the sheet where the series was once bound together with a small rope still visible.

Four oval scenes showing events of saints celebrated in February Executionners piercing a mortar in which stands a bearded saint (St Nicephorus' ); a man lying on a rack, with four figures standing beside him and another turning the wheel in order to disjoint him (St Nestor ); a saint seated on camel's back, with, behind him, two men scourging him (St Julian); a King standing next to a chest covered by a cloth adorned with a cross (St Augustine's Day).

Reference:
Meaume 1860 302-425
Lieure 1927 844-875.II

Jacques Callot ( 1592 - 1635)
Etcher and draughtsman, born Nancy. Working in Rome and Florence for the Medic; 1621 returned to Nancy, where he settled and married. Died suddenly in 1635. From c. 1620 most of his plates were published by his friend Israel Henriet.

Lot details
Artist
Jacques Callot ( 1592-1632 )
Title of artwork
St Patricia, St Augustinus and other Saints - First edition
Year
1632-1635
Technique
Etching
Signature
Not signed
Condition
In very good condition
Sold with frame
No
Image size
215×124 mm
Total dimensions
270×160×1 mm
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