JACQUES CALLOT (French / 1592-1635)

The painter and engraver Jacques Callot was born and died in Nancy. His mother's family were all artists, and Callot was determined to follow the artist's life from a young age. He found favour with Louis XIII when the king commissioned him to engrave scenes of the siege of La Rochelle, of which we have one etching, printed in 1924 from the original copperplate. Callot is also known for his two compassionate but cruelly explicit series of etchings on Les misères de la guerre, which anticipate the work of Goya.

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Selected prints by JACQUES CALLOT

Épisode du siège de
l'Isle de Ré, 1628

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