Jacques Callot ( 1592-1632 ) - Martyrdom of St Simon - Early state original

Jacques Callot ( 1592-1632 ) - Martyrdom of St Simon - Early state original
Etching - Plate signed - Ca. 1632

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.

Martiryum Appostolorum,
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.
Guaranteed original.
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

Lot details
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
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