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Bohemians Traveling: The Rear Guard

Les Bohémiens en marche: l'arrière garde

about 1621
Jacques Callot (French, 1592–1635)

Catalogue Raisonné

Meaume 667; Lieure 0374, a state after iv/iv, with the Vincent publication line


Sheet: 12.2 x 23.6 cm (4 13/16 x 9 5/16 in.)(trimmed within the platemark)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



This impression appears to be of Callot’s original plate. It contains the publication line of Vincent, which is not remarked on by Lieure, making it a state after Lieure’s iv/iv. However, Lieure notes that the plates for this series are conserved in the museum in Nancy. Therefore, either (1) this is an amazingly deceptive copy, (2) Lieure overlooked the Vincent publication line on the plate, and never saw an impression with the publication line, or (3) the Vincent publication line was removed from the plate at some point.


Engraved in the plate, bottom right-center, "Chez Md. Vincent proche St. Benoit. ruë St. Jacques à Paris."


Verso, bottom left, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, lower right-center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)


Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund