Nov 02, 2023 - Sale 2651

Sale 2651 - Lot 37

Price Realized: $ 8,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
La Tentation de Saint-Antoine.

Etching, 1635. 358x467 mm; 14 1/4x18 1/2 inches, narrow margins. Third state (of 5). Large double-headed eagle watermark (Lieure 60). A very good, dark impression of this important etching with strong contrasts.

According to the Art Institute of Chicago, Callot (1592-1635) studied painting in his native Lorraine before relocating to Italy. He worked first in Rome, and was later appointed to the Florentine court, where he made etchings associated with the Medici festivals and theatrical productions. He returned to Nancy in 1621, renowned as a printmaker of innovative technique. His oeuvre consists of more than 1,400 prints. Callot returned to this ambitious, cataclysmic subject, which he had treated first in 1617, just before his death. It may reflect his horror at the plague that had taken his father's life in 1631, or his own purported battle with stomach cancer. Lieure 1416.