Dec 12, 2005

Frontispiece

Balli di Sfessania

Frontispiece

1621

Jacques Callot

(French, 1592-1635)

Etching

Support: Laid paper

Sheet: 7.9 x 10.2 cm (3 1/8 x 4 in.); Platemark: 7.2 x 9.3 cm (2 13/16 x 3 11/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1991.97

Catalogue raisonné: Lieure (2) 11.27.379

State: I/III

Location

Description

Jacques Callot (French, 1592-1635)

Frontispiece from Balli di Sfessania, 1621
Etching and engraving

John L. Severance Fund 1991.97

This is the title page from a series of 24 etchings connected with the
commedia dell'arte, a form of comic theater developed in Italy during the
1500s. The actual title and inscriptions are related to a carnival song and
dance from Naples.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Etching
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Etching

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