The Two Pantaloons

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

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  • A work made of etching on paper.

Date:

1616

Artist:

Jacques Callot
French, 1592-1635

About this artwork

Jacques Callot peopled his lively etchings with clowns, beggars, and stock figures from the Italian Commedia dell’arte (the improvisational street theater of the day). Spectacles, theatrical attire, and awkward posture mark both of the foreground men as the Commedia’s elderly, miserly, and lecherous character type, called Pantalone. They appear in stark contrast to the elegant nobles dallying in the background.

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Artist

Jacques Callot

Title

The Two Pantaloons

Origin

France

Date

1616

Medium

Etching on paper

Dimensions

95 × 140 mm (image); 100 × 147 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of the Print and Drawing Club

Reference Number

1942.288

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