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Callot - The Life of the Virgin

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ca. 1633
17th century

Jacques Callot, French, (1592–1635)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching
State: First of two states
Series: Plate 1 from set of 27 etchings The Life of the Virgin in Emblems (La vie de la Mère de Dieu représentée par des emblèmes)
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Émile Galichon (Lugt 1058)
Bibliography: Jules Lieure 626 i; Édouard Meaume 207.
Credit Line: Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 1964
Accession Number: 1964.6.1.1

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  • Bible
  • emblems (allegorical pictures) - Allegorical pictures, often inscribed with mottoes, common especially in the 16th and 17th centuries. Distinct from "emblems (symbols)," which are simpler symbolic objects or representations of an object. [April 1991 descriptor moved. May 1990 scope note changed.]
  • New Testament
  • religions
  • religious art - Use broadly for art depicting religious subjects or for art used in worship. [September 1993 descriptor added.]

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