A peasant man, turned to right, with cup in right hand and staff in left hand.The same figure repeated twice on a white ground, with one simply outlined and the other shaded, . c.1621
Lieure 1927 451 (I / II)
This is a first state before the number bottom right..
Capricci di varie figure di Iacopo Callot - The Nancy set - 1621
A series very sought after. It marks a date in the art of engraving, the first series 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 very good early impression trimmed just outside plate border and pasted on an old laid paper collection sheet..
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
- Les Caprices - A gentleman, his hand on his epee - First state before the number, Print
- Etching - Signed on print - Ca. 1621
- Designer/ Artist
- Jacques Callot ( 1592-1632 )
- Estimated Period
- Country of Origin
- Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
- 55×83 mm