Jacques Callot ( 1592-1632 ) - Originals - Four etchings, Images of Saints - First edition

Jacques Callot ( 1592-1632 ) - Originals - Four etchings, Images of Saints - First edition
Etching - Not signed - 1632-1635

Les images des Saints.

Early impression from the first edition published 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 uncut sheet with wide margins. Original pinholes on top where the series was once bound together with a small rope still visible.

With the watermark 'huchet' showing a post horn as called for by Lieure to be found on these early (first) Paris impressions. Before any rework, before altered titles, before text.

Four oval scenes showing events of saints celebrated in July; soldiers shooting arrows at a female saint tied to a tree (St Christina's Day); St James the Greater and St Christopher standing side by side (Sts James & Christopher's Day); St Anne teaching the infant Virgin to read (St Anne's day); Seven men sleeping in a rocky landscape (Seven Slepers of Ephesus' Day)
Three text lines filled in in sepia writing.

Lieure 1927 844-1059.II
Meaume 1860 302-425

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
Jacques Callot ( 1592-1632 )
Title of artwork
Originals - Four etchings, Images of Saints - First edition
Not signed
In very good condition
Sold with frame
Image size
215×124 mm
Total dimensions
270×160×1 mm
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