ALL IN PERFECT CONDITION, THESE WORKS BY WORLD RENOWNED JACQUES CALLOT - A COMPLETE COLLECTION OF SMALL ENGRAVINGS EACH DEPICTING SPECIFIC SCENES FROM THE “NEW TESTAMENT”
TWO - 22” X 17” FRAMES, ORIGINALLY IN LOS ANGELES MUSEUM, PURCHASED FOR $3,500, ELEGANT MUSEUM QUALITY HIGH END FRAMING
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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 [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.
Artist: Callot, Jacques (1592 - 1635)
Title: Complete Series of Nuveau Testament (New Testament), 1628
Medium: Original Engravings
Image Size: 3 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in (8.3 cm x 6.4 cm) each
Sheet Size: 3 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in (8.3 cm x 6.4 cm) each
Signature: Signed in the plate in the first print (frontispiece) in the lower right 'Callot '
Edition: Lieure State II/II with the numbers printed in the plate in the upper left corners.
Condition: These works are in excellent condition
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