Frontispiece, from the series Capricci di varie figure (Les Caprices ; The Caprices series)

Jacques Callot, French, 1592 - 1635


about 1621; published about 1661

Etching on laid paper

Sheet: 2 1/4 × 3 1/4 in. (5.7 × 8.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Dr. Franz H. Hirschland, Class of 1935P and 1939P



Israel Silvestre, Paris


Place Made: France, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, on cartouche, center: CAPRICCI / di varie Fig ure / di Iacopo Callot / Alt [mo in superscript] & [mo in superscript] S. Principe / DON LORENZO MEDICI / I. Silvestre ex. Parisij cum Privilegio Regis; inscribed, in plate, lower left: I. Callot F. in aqua Forte; inscribed, in plate, lower right: IN Fior.a [a in superscript] ex Nancey

Exhibition History

The Theater of Jacques Callot, Paul Creative Arts Center, University Art Galleries, The University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, October 28-December 11, 1986.


Probably from the collection of Gustav Parthey (1798-1872), Berlin; Dr. Franz H. Hirschland (1880-1973), New York, New York; given to present collection, 1948.

Catalogue Raisonne

Lieure 428; Meaume 769

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