Sunday, March 14, 2010

Jacques Callot (1592-1635)

I found this remarkable caricature, dated 1715, in Die Karikatur der Europäischen Völker, published by Albert Langen and written by Eduard Fuchs, 1921. Jacques Callot is mentioned in the text, but he died in 1635 and so this Austrian print must have been something influenced by the French caricaturist. On the bottom left is a wonderful joke, a little man who has lost his glasses and is seeking them. Below is an engraving by Callot from the same book.

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