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The Hunchbacks

Jacques Callot

The Hunchbacks

1616

Etching and engraving

Lieure 279 mm 59 x 85 ca. Lieure 408 to 426 mm 56 x 80 ca.

The complete series in the first state.

Stanza Del Borgo S.R.L.

Milan,

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Etching and engraving
Lieure 279, I/II, to the platemark mm 59 x 85. From Lieure 408 to 426 different sizes: to the platemark mm 56/66 to mm 80/90.
The complete series in the first state.

Fine, even impressions, in the first state of two. Printed with plate tone and with the plate-marks showing traces of ink; with small, even margins all around, in very good condition.
This is the complete series of the work ‘The Hunchbacks’, composed by 21 subjects. In the second state the series is composed by 20 prints because the second plate was lost. This series is one of the most popular of Callot, and with the other well-known ‘ St. Anthony’s Temptations’ Callot was accredited during the Romantic Age as an artist grotesque and fantastic, inspired by Flemish Art, in particular by the art of Brueghel the Elder and by the German Art of the XVI century. In reality the origin of this composition is all Italian and derives from the troops of hunchbacks, deformed dwarfs, that traverse Italy taking part to court celebrations and popular events.