Jacques Callot ( 1592-1632 ) - Les Caprices - Officer with cape - First state.

Jacques Callot ( 1592-1632 ) - Les Caprices - Officer with cape - First state.
Etching - Not signed - 1621

With full plate border and tread margins.Laid paper. Original impression from the period. Restoration at right bottom corner with inset of paper.
Guaranteed original and impression from the period.

Good impression of the first state before the number.

From: Les Caprices
A series very sought after. It marks a date in the art of engraving, the first series of prints done by Callot, using the hard varnish of the luthiers of Florence, instead of the tender varnish hitherto employed by the engravers. It is a marvel of composition and drawing, a prodigy of engraving, of an incomparable finesse and charm.

A running man holding his arms towards the right.
The same figure, repeated twice on a white ground, with one simply outlined and the other shaded. c.1621 Etching
This plate belongs to the set engraved in Nancy.
Print made by: Jacques Callot

Lieure 1927 439.I / II
First state before the added number.

Jacques Callot ( 1592 - 1635)
Etcher and draughtsman, born Nancy. 1608-1611 in Rome; 1612-1621 in Florence, working for the Medici; in 1621 returned to Nancy, where he settled and married. Died suddenly in 1635. Enormously popular and much copied. From c. 1620 most of his plates were published by his friend Israel Henriet. Bibliography: Jules Lieure, 'Jacques Callot, catalogue de son oeuvre gravé', 3 vols, Paris 1924-7

Lot details
Jacques Callot ( 1592-1632 )
Title of artwork
Les Caprices - Officer with cape - First state.
Not signed
Overall in fair condition
Sold with frame
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