What just happened?

To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Collection online

Additional options
Production date to

Or search by

Searching...

print study / drawing

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1895,1214.80

  • Description

    A study for Metzetin, in the series of etchings known as "I balli di Sfessania" (Lieure 386, in reverse); man wearing large-brimmed and plumed hat, playing a lute and dancing. c.1622 Black chalk counterproof, with indented lines

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1622 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 63 millimetres
    • Width: 42 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    For this group of drawing see 1895,1214.78.

    A counterproof of 1895,0915.79 used for the transfer the figure to the plate. Ternois mentions that the drawing has been retouched with red chalk, but the stroke of this medium on the figure's left leg looks to be accidental.

    Lit.: D. Ternois, 'Jacques Callot: catalogue complet de son oeuvre dessiné', Paris, 1962, no. 683, pp. 107-108; H. Diane Russell, in exhib. cat., Washington, National Gallery of Art, 'Jacques Callot, Prints & Related Drawings', 1975, no. 84, p. 121; D. Ternois in exhib. cat., Nancy, Musée Historique Lorrain, 'Jacques Callot: 1592-1635', 1992, no. 146, p. 219

    More 

  • Bibliography

    • Ternois 683 bibliographic details
  • Location

    French Roy XVIIc

  • Exhibition history

    1975, Washington, NGA, Callot, no. 84
    1992 June-Sep, Nancy, Musée Historique Lorrain, 'Jacques Callot', no. 146

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1895

  • Acquisition notes

    Acquired from Messrs Colnaghi in exchange for duplicates.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1895,1214.80

Metzetin, one of several studies for a series of etchings known as "I balli" or "Balli Di Spessantia" (Meaume 648, in reverse); man wearing large-brimmed and plumed hat, playing a lute (?) and dancing
Black chalk, with indented lines

Recto

Metzetin, one of several studies for a series of etchings known as "I balli" or "Balli Di Spessantia" (Meaume 648, in reverse); man wearing large-brimmed and plumed hat, playing a lute (?) and dancing Black chalk, with indented lines

Image description

Recommend


Feedback

If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: collectiondatabase@britishmuseum.org 

View open data for this object with SPARQL endpoint

Object reference number: PDO2192

British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.

View this object

Support the Museum:
donate online

The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.

About the database

The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. New records, updates and images are added every week.

More about the database 

Supporters

Work on this database is supported by a range of sponsors, donors and volunteers.

More about supporters and how you
can help  

Loading...