Available works by: Jacques Callot  French (1592 - 1635)  

Legend has it that little Jacques Callot so wanted to be an artist in Rome that he twice ran away from his wealthy parents' home at the duke of Lorraine's court. By 1608 he had apprenticed to engraver and publisher Philippe Thomassin, learning line engraving and copying Flemish art and late Mannerist works in Roman churches. 

Callot's career really began in Florence in 1612, however, when he began working for the sophisticated, hyper-elegant Medici court. With a Mannerist's flair for wit and incisive detail, Callot drew and etched fairs, festivals, commedia dell'artecharacters, beggars, courtiers, and hunchbacks. After Duke Cosimo II's death in 1621, Callot returned to Nancy, where he worked for the Lorraine court depicting fanciful scenes of daily life. Most of his painted decorations have been destroyed. 

In Nancy, Callot approached his work with a new directness and seriousness. He added poignant religious subjects, siege compositions, and sensitive landscape drawings and etchings to his repertoire. In 1633, inspired by the Thirty Years War and Cardinal Richelieu's invasion of Lorraine, Callot created a series of prints called the Miseries of War. His devastating appraisals of human cruelty and folly were a source for Francisco de Goya y Lucientes's Disasters of War nearly two hundred years later.

Jacques Callot : Two Women in Profile at Davidson Galleries

Jacques Callot (1592 - 1635)

Two Women in Profile

Series: Les Caprices
Medium: etching
Edition : 24/50
Size: 2 x 3 3/16 inches
Stock Number: 24254c
Price: $385.00

Jacques Callot : Title Page "Tout les Oeuvres de Jacque Callot" at Davidson Galleries

Jacques Callot (1592 - 1635)

Title Page "Tout les Oeuvres de Jacque Callot"

Medium: Etching
Size: 4-1/8 x 6-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 23149
Price: $110.00

The Apostles

Sold as a set of 12: $3800

The ApostlesLes Gobbi

The Apostles : St. Jean L

Jacques Callot French (1592 - 1635)

St. Jean L'Evangeliste (St. John)

Medium: Etching
Size: 5-5/8 x 3-3/4 inches

The Apostles : Le Sainte Vierge (The Virgin) at Davidson Galleries

Jacques Callot French (1592 - 1635)

Le Sainte Vierge (The Virgin)

Medium: Etching
Size: 5-5/8 x 3-3/4 inches

Les Gobbi : The Duelist with Two Swords at Davidson Galleries

Jacques Callot French (1592 - 1635)

The Duelist with Two Swords

Medium: Etching
Year: c. 1622
Size: 2-1/2 x 2-5/8 inches
Stock Number: 15687c
SOLD

Les Gobbi : Hunchback with Walking Stick & Cripple Dwarf with Hood at Davidson Galleries

Jacques Callot French (1592 - 1635)

Hunchback with Walking Stick & Cripple Dwarf with Hood

Series: Les Gobbi
After: Jacques Callot
Medium: Etching
Year: c. 1622
Size: 2-7/8 x 5-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 23143c
Price: $150.00
After Jacques Callot