Entry of His Highness, Representing the Sun, from The Combat at the Barrier

A work made of etching in black on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of etching in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1627

Artist:

Jacques Callot
French, 1592-1635

About this artwork

Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine, appears at the upper right at the end of his grand entry parade, wreathed in the glow of the sun, for he portrays the god Apollo. His sumptuous procession begins at the lower right, with a stage of performing musicians drawn by women with cymbals; the forge of the god Vulcan follows, then a formal garden with fountains, pulled by men transforming into trees. Long-maned horses draw the Duke’s resplendent, likely gilded chariot. The face of the sun appears often on the vehicle, even its spinning wheels.

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Artist

Jacques Callot

Title

Entry of His Highness, Representing the Sun, from The Combat at the Barrier

Origin

France

Date

1627

Medium

Etching in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

155 × 242 mm (plate); 172 × 252 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Potter Palmer Collection

Reference Number

1920.1193

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