Jacques Callot

born 1592, died 1635

Etcher and draughtsman born in Nancy. Between 1608-1611, he resided in Rome and from 1612 onwards, in Florence, where he worked for House of Medici and perfected his craft. In 1621, he returned to his native Lorraine, where he remained for the rest of his life. He continued to take trips to Brussels and Paris. He authored a number of graphic compositions: genre studies, depictions of the court and of folk types, portraits, religious and allegorical scenes, along with graphic lithographs. From 1620, he worked with the Paris-based published, and close friend, Israël Henriet. He accumulated a collection of 1,400 by the time of his passing, often set together in series, which were remarkably popular and frequently copied.

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