This fascinating exhibition of more than thirty etchings and engravings by the ground-breaking French printmaker Jacques Callot (1592-1635) is drawn from The Museum's permanent collection.
During the early part of the seventeenth century, Callot elevated the art of etching through his technical innovations that allowed for subtle gradations of line, resulting in effective, unprecedented spatial illusions. His prints influenced generation of European artists including the Dutch master Rembrandt and the Italian etcher Stefano della Bella, among others.
Employed by the grand dukes of Tuscany in Florence and by the dukes of Lorraine in modern-day France, Callot produced popular prints of nobles, beggars, religious themes, contemporary theater and war. The artist approached his subjects with a penetrating, sometimes sympathetic, eye and produced more than 1400 prints during his lifetime—a remarkable achievement.
RIGHT: Jacques Callot, The Wheel (from the Grand Miseries of War series), 1633, etching, 1919.1085.1
ABOVE: Jacques Callot, Lady with a Large Ruff and Her Hair Worn Down (from the series The Nobility of Lorraine), c.1620 – 1623, etching, 1969.2.1
FEE: $ 3,000 per 10 week booking, plus shipping and insurance
CONTENTS: 35 framed etchings and engravings; extended object files; introductory text panel; section panels; exhibition brochure (150)
SIZE: Approximately 175 linear feet
AVAILABILITY: 2013, 2014, 2015 and beyond
CONTACT: Stephanie L. Hafer, Director of Event and Exhibition Rentals, 610-371-5850 x234, E-mail: email@example.com
Reading Public Museum • 500 Museum Road • Reading, PA 19611
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