Frontispiece to The Gobbi

Frontispice

1622
Jacques Callot (French, 1592–1635)


Catalogue Raisonné

Meaume 747; Lieure 279, i/ii

Dimensions

Sheet: 7.1 x 9.6 cm (2 13/16 x 3 3/4 in.) Platemark: 5.9 x 8.5 cm (2 5/16 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2003.77

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The date on the titlepage refers to the design of the series, done in Florence in 1616. The prints were made and printed after Callot’s return to Nancy in 1621. The strongest lines were reinforced with the burin.

Markings

Verso, top left, stamped in gray-violet ink, the mark of Fritz Rumpf, Potsdam (born c. 1855)(Lugt 2161); verso, lower left-center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of Paul Davidsohn, Berlin (born 1839)(Lugt 654); verso, lower center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Fritz Rumpf, Potsdam (born c. 1855)(Lugt 2161); his sale Gutekunst, Stuttgart, sale 65, no. 197; Paul Davidsohn, Berlin (born 1839)(Lugt 654); his sale, Leipzig, C. G. Boerner, CXXIX, May 3-8, 1920, part of lot 942; Kunsthandlung Helmut H. Rumbler, Frankfurt; from whom purchased March 26, 2003

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard