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Callot - Mystery of the Passion

Item Code: acr417

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A complete and rare set of 21 etchings including title.

Lieure 679-698

Lieure mentions this set as one of the most refind engraved series. Initialy they were on three plates but Israel divided one plate in two by the death of Callot in 1635 and added signatures on the sheets with three etchings. He added the title etching and let it engrave by Abraham Bosse.

The prints here are already from the seperated plates but without the signatures (!)
So it is a state between I and II while the first state is described as RRR

Collection mark of R. HARTSHORNE (mort vers 1945), New-York. (Lugt 2215B)
Robert Hartshorne a réuni une collection d'estampes modernes, petit mais intelligent ensemble.Sa bibliothèque, qui contenait de belles premières éditions, fut vendue par son fils Richard Hartshorne New-York ; VENTE : 1946, 23 janvier, New-York (aux Parke-Bernet Galleries). 177 estampes modernes, puis 24 eaux-fortes de Callot, 54 estampes de M. Cassatt ; Goya, Ingres, Renoir et 39 eaux-fortes de Whistler. - Produit 3684 $.

So you have a unique provenance with the history of this particular set.

Additional Information

SKU acr417
Picture Size 8,50 x 15,50 cm
Specification Print
technic Etching
Artist Jacques Callot
period 17th century
School French
subject Religious
rating *****

Jacques Callot (1592-1632) was one of the earliest great creative artists to practice the graphic arts exclusively. His career can be divided into two periods: an Italian period, c. 1609-1621, and a Lorraine period from 1621 until his death. Callot studied the technique of engraving under Phillipe Thomasin in Rome. About 1612 he joined Guilio Parigi in Florence. At that time Medici patronage expended itself almost exclusively on "feste," and both Parigi and Callot were employed by Cosimo II (de Medici) to create visual records of these entertainments. Callots compositions are organized as if they were a stage setting and reduced the figures to a tiny scale, each one being rendered by the fewest possible strokes. This required an extremely fine etching technique. Callot enjoyed a lasting popularity all over Europe. He returned to Nancy after Cosimo*s death in 1621. During the Lorraine period Callot illustrated sacred books, made a series of plates of the Apostles, and visited Paris to make animated maps of the sieges of La Rochelle and the Ile de RÈ. Callot was one of the first etchers to used the technique of repeated biting, and sometimes combined graver work with etching

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