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

Guitar Player

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 orne d’une rangee de boutons (man with large back, ornamented with a range of buttons)

Lieure 420: Le jouer de luth (the lute player)

Lieure 426: Le cancal jouant de la guitar (the knock-kneed guitar player)

Note: These prints are not for sale.



The Lute Player

L’homme au gros dos