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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
- 1622 (circa)
- Height: 63 millimetres
- Width: 42 millimetres
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
French Roy XVIIc
1975, Washington, NGA, Callot, no. 84
1992 June-Sep, Nancy, Musée Historique Lorrain, 'Jacques Callot', no. 146
Acquired from Messrs Colnaghi in exchange for duplicates.
Prints & Drawings
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
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Object reference number: PDO2192
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