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The Temptation of Saint Anthony

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

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

Date:

1635

Artist:

Jacques Callot
French, 1592-1635

About this artwork

Jacques Callot studied painting in his native Lorraine before going to Italy. He worked first in Rome, and was later appointed to the Florentine court, where he made prints of their festivals and theatrical productions. He returned to Nancy in 1621, renowned as a printmaker of innovative technique. His oeuvre consists of more than 1,400 prints. Callot returned to this ambitious, cataclysmic subject, which he had treated in 1617, just before his death. It may reflect his horror at the plague that had taken his father’s life in 1631, or his own battle with stomach cancer.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jacques Callot

Title

The Temptation of Saint Anthony

Origin

France

Date

1635

Medium

Etching in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

356 × 466 mm (image/sheet; trimmed to platemark)

Credit Line

Print and Drawing Special Account

Reference Number

1938.1250

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