Anonymous, after Callot, Jacques (1592-1635)

[Original etching/ets] ‘De Droeve Ellendigheden van den Oorloogh’; The Miseries and Misfortunes of War.

Copy of the frontispiece to the set of 18 plates by Callot representing the sufferings and the misfortunes caused by war. This impression is a rare find as all the documented Dutch copies bear a different signature at bottom. Lettered with title: ‘De Droeve Ellendigheden van den Oorloogh seer aerdigh en konstigh Afgebeeldt door Iaques Callot Loreÿns Edelman en jn druck vÿtgegeuen door Gerret Lukasz,’ (‘The sad miserableness of the war’, very nice and ingenious depicted by Jacques Callot Gentleman from Lorraine and published by Gerret Lucas). Other states of this same plate report the name of the publisher in full [London, British Museum, no. 1861,0713.1610] and an even later state feature the name of the engraver: ‘Leon Schenk Excudit’ and a number [N:2] on the bottom right [Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, no. RP-P-1911-3661]. Therefore our impression seems to be an early state of the Amsterdam copy by van Schagen.

Etching on paper, trimmed within or to plate mark; total: 81 x 187 mm; state I/3 (?); mounted on passepartout; in some spots, the paper is rather thin, in a few cases are traces of restoration; some staining, visible on the verso especially, a couple on the front. In good condition. Hollstein (van Schagen) 8, Lieure 1339 copy, Meaume 1860 copy.

Incl. BTW  363,00

Excl. BTW  300,00