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The Duel with Swords and Daggers, from The Caprices

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

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  • A work made of etching on ivory laid paper.


c. 1622


Jacques Callot
French, 1592-1635

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Jacques Callot excelled at integrating colorful, often lowbrow details into his elegant etchings. His humorous series The Caprices includes snippets from the daily life of soldiers and peasants alike.


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Jacques Callot


The Duel with Swords and Daggers, from The Caprices


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Etching on ivory laid paper


Image/plate: 5.6 × 8.3 cm (2 1/4 × 3 5/16 in.); Sheet: 7.8 × 11.2 cm (3 1/8 × 4 7/16 in.)

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Mary S. Adams Fund

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