From a series of sixteen plates about the martyrdom of the apostles. .
It is on this small scale etchings that Callot could develop his genius at it's best.
Lieure describes this suite as very nice work, extremely delicate, and it is rare to find it complete in beautiful proofs rendering all the finesse and all the value of the etchings.
Excellent early impression of the second state on four before the number.
With full plate border and tread margins mounted on a collection sheet.
Martyrdom of St Simon, lying on a scaffold and sawn asunder, in the presence of a large crowd; in the upper part, a second representation of the saint, in glory, standing with the instrument of his martyrdom. c.1632 Etching
Lieure 1927 1396. II / IV before the number.
The first state before the publishers address is described as extremely rare by Lieure.
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
- Jacques Callot ( 1592-1632 )
- Title of artwork
- Martyrdom of St Simon - Early state original
- Ca. 1632
- Plate signed
- In very good condition
- Sold with frame
- Image size
- 72×45 mm