c.1592–1635

French born, studied in Rome and Florence

Callot was one of the most prolific, creative, and influential draftsmen and printmakers of the seventeenth century

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Jacques  Callot’s ” Combat at the Barrier”

1627

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Three men standing, one

sitting astride a sea monster…

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a Swan guided by Love…

DSCN33800001DSCN3380_1a winged figure, Fame, blows two

trumpets from a rocky islet…

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Mars and Hercules are pulling

the chariot of the Prince…

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Constancy led by a dragon…

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a chariot of musicians…

It was on the fourteenth of February, 1627, that the extravagant

and splendid spectacle, le combat a la barriere, took place in

Nancy, seat of the Dukes of Lorraine…The charm of this occasion has

survived over three hundred years, not because of the splendor of its

setting or the nobility of its principals but, rather, because the account

of it was “enrichy des figures du sieur Jacques Callot”

The Combat at the Barrier

an account by John Dunbar