A Catalogue and Description of the Whole of the Works of the Celebrated Jacques Callot; Consisting of 1450 pieces, including those attributed to him, and after him. To which is added, a list of the best pieces of this master, for the use of those who would make a Select Collection of his Works. With a brief sketch of his life. J. H. Green.
(Callot, Jacques)

A Catalogue and Description of the Whole of the Works of the Celebrated Jacques Callot; Consisting of 1450 pieces, including those attributed to him, and after him. To which is added, a list of the best pieces of this master, for the use of those who would make a Select Collection of his Works. With a brief sketch of his life.

London: J. Barfield, 1804. Frontispiece portrait of Jacques Callot. A reference manual for collectors of prints by Callot compiled by a London print-seller and art teacher, who claims in his preface that this is the first catalogue of Callot's works in the English language. Jacques Callot was a prolific seventeenth century printmaker, producing over 1400 etchings depicting religious scenes, military images, and people from all walks of life. Callot worked small, and most his prints measured only about six inches on their longest edge. Despite the size, he achieved a high level of detail in each image. Callot was also responsible for many technical advancements in etching, including developing the choppe etching needle, improving the recipe for etching ground, and making extensive use of multiple "stoppings-out" to create a sense of distance. In this catalogue, following a short biography of the life of Callot, the author describes Callot's "Pious Works," "Sets of Battles, Seiges" (sic), "Fancy, Grotesque and Profane Subjects," "Landscapes and Views," "Portraits," "Theses, Arms, Devices," "Titlepages, or Frontispieces," "Studies," "Doubtful Pieces," and "The best Pieces engraved after Callot," before finishing with a subject index. Bound in original brown paper wrappers. Orange paper label to upper cover with title and two figures from Callot's Balli di Sfessania. Paper chipping to spine, back cover detached, and some wear and spotting to covers. Item #25996

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