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  • Description

    Cartouche with three women and three men facing each other and dancing, in a landscape, surrounded by men and women; the plate is pasted on a sheet, and the missing parts of the cartouche have been completed in black ink

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1625-1664
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 187 millimetres (cut)
    • Width: 283 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    A print in the manner of Callot; Jombert, Gersaint, Mariette and Meaume agree to give the plate to Stephano della Bella.

    A. Jombert, `Essai d'un catalogue de l'oeuvre d'Etienne de la Belle, peintre et graveur florentin`, Paris, 1772, no. 46.

  • Bibliography

    • Meaume 1006 bibliographic details
    • De Vesme/Massar 210 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Italian XVIIc Unmounted Roy

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  • Acquisition notes

    From the Scarisbrick collection of Callot's work: see comment on 1861,0713.1.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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