Current Inventory by Jacques Callot

Les Gobbi

Artist: Jacques Callot
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  Jacques Callot (1592-1635),  Les Gobbis, etchings, 1616. References: Lieure 279 and 407-426, the complete set of 20 including the frontispiece, second state (of 2 except Lieure 407, known in only one state),  in generally adequate condition (a few with repairs, time staining), trimmed just outside of the platemark,  app. 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Good impressions of these comical figures. The four figures illustrated (clockwise, starting upper left, with loose translations) are: No. 14, Lieure 420: The Lute Player No. 8, Lieure 413: The Duellist with Two Sabres No. 17, Lieure 426: Le cancal jouant de la guitar (the […]

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Les Grandes Miseres de la Guerre

Artist: Jacques Callot
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  Jacques Callot (1592-1635), Les Grandes Miseres de la Guerre, etchings, 1633, the complete set of 18. Lieure 1339-56, the frontispiece third state (of 3), the remaining impressions second state (of 3). In very good condition, with narrow or thread margins, c. 3 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. Provenance: Unidentified collector (blue oval stamp on mat, not in Lugt) Fine early impressions, half with the Cornet watermark (Lieure 44) Lieure notes as characteristic of the early first or second state impressions. The first state is extremely rare according to Lieure (RRRR); in the third state (for Lieure 13340-56)  the name […]

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The Bohemians

Artist: Jacques Callot
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Jacques Callot (1592-1635), The Bohemians, the set of four etchings touched with burin, 1621. Reference: Lieure 374 (second state of four); Lieure 375-77 (second state of two). In very good condition, trimmed on or slightly within the platemark but outside of the borderline, 124 x 238 mm. A fine uniform early set of these iconic images.  The first plate (L. 374) is known in four states, the latter two posthumous (our impression is the second state of four, before the posthumous printings). The first state for each plate is extremely rare (Lieure RRRR). L. 377 with a Cross of Lorraine […]

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Le Defile a Pied (Parade on Foot)

Artist: Jacques Callot
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Jacques Callot (1592-1635), Le Defile a Pied (Parade on Foot), etching, 1627, from the Combat a la Barriere (Combat at the Barriere). Lieure 583, probably first state of 2. In very good condition, trimmed on or just outside of the plate mark, 6 x 9 1/2 inches, archival mounting. On old laid paper with the Countermark 4 Lorrain (Lieure’s watermark 36). A very fine strong and early impression.  An impression, printed before the (also lifetime) presentation book which included Callot’s prints and a narrative on the event by the poet Henry Humbert. Provenance: Helmut H. Rumbler (noted print dealer, with his […]

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Le Combat a La Barriere (The Combat at the Barrier)

Artist: Jacques Callot
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Jacques Callot (1592-1635), Le Combat a La Barriere (The Combat at the Barrier), 1627, etchings, the complete set of 10, including the title plate and the nine etchings. Reference: Lieure 575-584. In very good condition, on old laid papers with thread margins (occasionally trimmed on the platemark); two with center folds, occasional stains or soiling), the title 6 x 4 3/8, the plates approximately 6 1/8 -6 3/16 x 8 11/16 – 9 9/16 inches. A fine, uniform early set, before the posthumous Fagnani printing, in only states except: L. 575 in state 2 (of 3) [Lieure notes that state one is extremely rare]; […]

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Life of the Virgin, Complete Set

Artist: Jacques Callot
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Callot (1592-1635), Life of the Virgin, etchings, 1633, complete set of 13 plus the frontispiece, with the rare additional plate of the Annonciation. Reference: Lieure 1357-1370 (the set), 1371 (additional Annociation), in the second state (of 3), 1371 the second state (of 2), before the numbers were added in the third state. In good condition, 6 plates with margins, the rest trimmed near the platemark; small loss lower right of L 1369. Printed on old laid paper, average size 2 3/4 x 1 7/8 inches; 70 x 45 mm., archival matting. Also, an impression of the rare Le Cult de Dieu, […]

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Mysteries of the Passion (Variae Tum Passionis Christi)

Artist: Jacques Callot
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Jacques Callot (1592-1635), Mysteries of the Passion (Variae Tum Passionis Christi, Tum Vitiae Beatae Mariae Virginis), complete set of 20 etchings plus the frontispiece by Abraham Bosse (Reference Meaume 31). c. 1631. Reference: Lieure 679-698, second state (of 2). In very good condition, archival mounting. A fine set of these small etchings, printed on 5 plates/sheets of laid paper, with margins, 3 of the plates with partial Crown watermarks (possibly Lieure 45). The set of 20 etchings includes 7 in circular format, with a diameter of 1 1/4 inches; 7 larger ovals with a length of 1 7/8 inches, and […]

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The Slave Market (Le Marche de Esclaves), 2 states

Artist: Jacques Callot
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Jacques Callot (1592-1635), The Slave Market (Le Marche de Esclaves), etching, 1629. Reference: Lieure 369. An impression of the First State (of 6) and another of the 5th state. Both in good condition, the first with margins all around, on laid paper with no discernible watermark, a foxmark verso, slight centerfold just right of center, a nick left outer margin but in generally excellent condition, the second on laid paper with small margins; the second also in very good condition, tipped at the bottom corners to the mat; the image is 4 1/2 x 8 5/8 inches, both impressions matted. […]

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