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A study for Riciulina, in the series of etchings known as "I balli di Sfessania", (Lieure 386, in reverse); a woman dancing and playing the castanets, she is wearing a long dress and plumed hat. c.1622
Black counterproof, the hands reworked in red chalk, with indented lines
- Production date
- 1622 (circa)
Height: 65 millimetres
Width: 38 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For this group of drawing see 1895,1214.78.
An offset or counterproof taken from 1895,1214.81 and then indented to the plate to ensure that the printed figure would be in the same direction as the original drawing. The figure of Riciulina is etched in reverse in Lieure 386 (BM impression, 1861,0713.882).
Lit.: D. Ternois, 'Jacques Callot: catalogue complet de son oeuvre dessiné', Paris, 1962, no. 681, p. 107; H. Diane Russell, in exhib. cat., Washington, National Gallery of Art, 'Jacques Callot, Prints & Related Drawings', 1975, no. 82, pp. 120-121; D. Ternois in exhib. cat., Nancy, Musée Historique Lorrain, 'Jacques Callot: 1592-1635', 1992, no. 148, p. 219
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1992 Jun-Sep, Nancy, Musée Historique Lorrain, Jacques Callot, no. 148
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired from Messrs Colnaghi in exchange for duplicates.
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