Jacques Callot ( 1592-1632 ) - Funerals of emperor Matthias - San Lorenzo's in Florence,

Description
Jacques Callot ( 1592-1632 ) - Funerals of emperor Matthias - San Lorenzo's in Florence,
Etching - Plate signed - 1619

One of the more important and larger plates by this genius artist:
Essequie celebrate in Fiorenza dal Ser. Gran Duca per la morte dell' imperator Mattias

Funerals of emperor Matthias: interior of San Lorenzo's church in Florence, with columns on the side of the nave, and coffering on the ceiling; in the background, behind the altar, stands the catafalque of the late emperor. 1619
Etching and engraving

Lettered with name of etcher, date, and inscription in Italian.

State II on IIII while the first state before the text is almost impossible to find and labelled 'very very very by Lieure.(R.R.R.)

With full plate border and half cm margin on a nice watermarked laid paper from the period. In the left margin a closed tear with a larger strip of paper on the backside.

Reference:
Lieure 1927 299.II / III
Meaume 1860 597.II
Also see cat. exhib. 'Jacques Callot' (Nancy, 1992), No.96-98.

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
Funerals of emperor Matthias - San Lorenzo's in Florence,
Year
1619
Technique
Etching
Signature
Plate signed
Condition
Overall in fairly good condition
Sold with frame
No
Image size
288×210 mm
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