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Entry of M. de Couvonage and M. de Chalabre, from The Combat at the Barrier

A work made of etching in black on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1627

Artist:

Jacques Callot
French, 1592-1635

About this artwork

Jacques Callot’s etchings are at their most theatrical in this hellish parade image, drawing on earlier subjects by the artists. Callot produced an earlier version of this scene, printed in reverse, which, at half the size of the current image, was too small for The Combat at the Barrier, a book published for the Medici celebration in 1627. Instead, impressions of this plate were handed out to participants in the festival itself as souvenirs.

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Artist

Jacques Callot

Title

Entry of M. de Couvonage and M. de Chalabre, from The Combat at the Barrier

Origin

France

Date

Made 1627

Medium

Etching in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

154 × 243 mm (plate); 174 × 259 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer, II

Reference Number

1920.1190

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