Jacques Callot “Saint Simon” Etching
Callot (1592—1633), a native of Nancy, France, trained in Florence, “taking up etching and introducing the technical innovation of using a very hard ground on the plate, thus making it possible to vary the thickness of the line, modeling it along its whole course with a dependable ground to work on, he became the first specialist virtuoso etcher â€¦ [this work provides] the first unromantic pictures of war, exposing its impersonal cruelty, casual violence, and senseless destruction his records of war-torture, rape, burning at the stake, the firing squad-are strikingly believable because he observed decorum, viewed events as dispassionately as only a Frenchman can, and made his figures move as delicately and precisely as deadly insects. Through his technical innovations and the excellence of his drawing he exerted an influence more profound than that of many greater artists”
Rare, 18th century impression of “The Apostles” Recorded in the Lieure Catalogue Resume no 167–171 from “THE LARGE APOSTLES” suite of etched works.
Etching on early 18th century laid paper. Especially rare impression of this image found on 18th century paper. This is impression is very good.
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