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Le Grand Rocher

Callot, Jaques (1592-1635)

Etching on laid paper


Jacques Callot, Le Grand Rocher

Jacques Callot (1592-1635, French)
Le Grand Rocher, 1623



Medium: Etching on laid paper
Dimensions: Plate: 192 x 270 mm. 7 1/2 x 10 5/8 in. Sheet: 198 x 277 mm. 7 3/4 x 10 7/8 in.
Reference: Lieure 512, only state; David Tunick, Inc., Old Master and Modern Prints, Cat. no. 12, #37
Watermark: Double Interlaced C Cross of Lorraine, Lieure watermark 29 (the only watermark cited by Lieure for the print) and Russell/National Gallery of Art, Washington, no. L. 377 (48) dated "possibly 1625"
Provenance: Galerie Nouvel Essor (Paris); 1976 to David Tunick, Inc.
Impression:  Extremely fine, early impression, printed with tone
Condition:  Nearly pristine, an original, trace of soft vertical folds center when paper hung to dry in the manufacturing process and a few soft creases in the lower left corner, small margins all around; apparently never restored, washed, or pressed