Etching - Not signed - Ca. 1621
|Condition:||In very good condition|
|Title of artwork:||Dwarf playing lute - First state|
|Artist:||Jacques Callot ( 1592-1632 )|
|Sold with frame:||No|
|Total dimensions (in cm):||5,80 x 8,80 cm|
|Picture size (in cm):||5,60 x 8,60 cm|
Excellent early impression of the first state before the number. With good plate tone, full plate border and small margins on laid paper. Perfect condition. On the backside remains of two hinges.
Dwarf with plumed hat, turned to left, playing lute.
Lieure 1927 420 ( I / II )
From : The Gobbi.
This series of deformed dwarfs is responsible for the image of Callot as an artist of grotesque fantasy creatures, reminiscent of Jheronimus Bosch (c.1450-1516) and Pieter Bruegel I (1525 / 30-1569). Contemporary sources testify that groups of dwarfs traveled through Italy and participated in public festivities and public events. In his prints, however, Callot greatly exaggerates the physiognomy of these dwarfs
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
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