Current Inventory by Jacques Callot

Disasters of War

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  Jacques Callot (1592-1635), Disasters of War, 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 Israel (Israel ex. […]

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The Bohemians

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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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Three Gobbis – One Playing a Guitar, One Playing a Lute

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Jacques Callot (1592-1635), Three Gobbis, etchings, 1616. References: Lieure 416, 420, 426, second states (of 2, and thus probably posthumous, but no less whimsical for that), three from the set of 20. In generally good condition, trimmed just outside of the platemark (420 on the platemark at bottom; 420 with slight staining; each with remains of prior hinging verso), app. 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Provenance: unidentified collector (tiny oval chop mark at bottom of each; letters not discernible) Very good impressions of these comical figures. The three figures (with loose translations) are: Lieure 416: L’homme au gros dos […]

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Months of the Year – Set of 12 “after” Callot

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Months of the Year, a set of 12 prints derived in large part from Jacques Callot’s Les Gobbi (cf. Lieure 407-426, dated 1616).  Published and possibly engraved by Paul Fürst (1608-1666), Nurnberg.  [with the publisher/artist’s name P.Fürst Excu in the plate, and the name of each character].  Each print glued to a card just at the corners, with margins, glue and other stains coming through, other defects, 2 x 2 1/2 inches, the sheets 2 3/8 x 3 1/4 inches A fascinating set, combining the humorous characterizations of Callot and following the German tradition of personifying the months of the […]

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Le Defile a Pied (Parade on Foot)

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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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The Large Passion

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Jacques Callot (1592-1635), The Large Passion, 7 etchings (2 are illustrated), 1619-1624. Reference: Lieure 281-287. Five in the first state, one in the second and one in the second or third, as discussed below; an extraordinarily large proportion of the plates (6 of 7) have watermarks Lieure identifies as characteristic of the earliest impressions of this set (see below). Each in very good condition, on a brownish laid paper,  with thread or small margins trimmed outside of the platemark, each approximately 4 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches. States: Lieure 281 (Washing of Hands) second state (of 3)(the first state is […]

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

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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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Parterre du Palais de Nancy (Gardens of the Palace at Nancy)

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Jacques Callot (1592-1635), Parterre du Palais de Nancy (Gardens of the Palace at Nancy), etching, Lieure 566, first state (of two) before the address of Silvestre). On old laid paper, with the countermark of the Cross of Lorraine (watermark Lieure 35). In very good condition, with small margins (minor vertical fold visible verso, very slight creasing, some brown spots). 10 1/4 x 15 1/4 inches, 258 x 382 mm., archival mounting. Provenance: Furstl Furstenberg Kupferstic Kabinett; Christie’s London, 12/6/85, lot 227. A fine rich impression, with the exquisite detail of the distant landscape and the (nearly microscopic) deer hunt printing […]

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Life of the Virgin, Complete Set

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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)

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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

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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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