269. [French]

CALLOT, Jacques

Temptation of St Anthony.

Paris, Mondhare, 1635

Etching, 62 x 80 cm (incl. frame), laid paper, signed in plate (sl. toned).

Stuck under glass and wooden frame (not studied outside frame). Rather stale and late impression.

One of the most famous and spectacular prints by Callot. Saint Anthony is dragged by demons on the right; nude female figure on a carriage made of bones on the left. Large winged creatures vomiting demons on the upper part, dominated by Satan. For his representation of monstrous creatures and rocky landscapes Callot was inspired by depictions of the same theme by Bosch and Brueghel. Second copy after the second state.
Ref. Lieure 1416-copie 2. - Meaume 139-copie 2.
Joined: Sadeler, Johann. After Maarten de Vos - Ciomus the hermit. From set "Solitudo Sive Vitae Patrum Eremicolarum" (29 pl.). Engraving, 17,4 x 21 cm, laid paper, signed in pl. (sl. toned). Stuck under passe-partout, under glass and wooden frame. Ref. Hollstein XXXI:402. - Hollstein XLIV:989. (2 pcs)

€ 300 / 350

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