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The Fair at Impruneta

A work made of etching on two sheets of ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching on two sheets of ivory laid paper.

Date:

1622

Artist:

Jacques Callot
French, 1592-1635

About this artwork

Callot packed 1138 people, 45 horses, 67 donkeys, and 137 dogs into this huge plate. For this etching he devised a slanted, cylindrical steel tool that he could wield to achieve a swelling line akin to that of engraving but without the effort. His development of repeated acid baths to etch some lines more deeply than others to achieve the persuasive recession and atmospheric effects for which this print is famous.

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Artist

Jacques Callot

Title

The Fair at Impruneta

Origin

France

Date

Made 1622

Medium

Etching on two sheets of ivory laid paper

Dimensions

418 × 668 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. R. Stanley Johnson in honor of Harold Joachim

Reference Number

1983.1503

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