print study / drawing
A study for Riciulina, the companion of Metzetin, in the series of etchings known as "I balli di Sfessania", (Lieure 386); a woman dancing and playing the castanets, wearing a long dress and plumed hat. c.1622 Black chalk
- 1622 (circa)
- Height: 64 millimetres
- Width: 37 millimetres
For this group of drawing see 1895,1214.78.
The figure of Riciulina is etched in the same direction in Lieure 386 (BM impression, 1861,0713.882); a study for the paired figure is also in the BM, 1895,0915.79. A reworked counterproof of the present work was used for the transfer the figure to the plate, see 1895,1214.82.
Lit.: D. Ternois, 'Jacques Callot: catalogue complet de son oeuvre dessiné', Paris, 1962, no. 680, p. 107; H. Diane Russell, in exhib. cat., Washington, National Gallery of Art, 'Jacques Callot, Prints & Related Drawings', 1975, no. 81, p. 120; D. Ternois in exhib. cat., Nancy, Musée Historique Lorrain, 'Jacques Callot: 1592-1635', 1992, no. 147, p. 219
French Roy XVIIc
1975, Washington, NGA, Callot, no. 81
1992 Jun-Sep, Nancy, Musée Historique Lorrain, Jacques Callot, no. 147
Acquired from Messrs Colnaghi in exchange for duplicates.
Prints & Drawings
Riciulina, the companion of Metzetin, one of several studies for a series of etchings known as "I balli" or "Balli Di Spessantia", (Meaume 648); woman dancing and playing the castanets, she is wearing a long dress and plumed hat Black chalk
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