Jacques Callot, St. Mansuetus Restoring Life to the Son of Leucorus, c. 1622 - 1627

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Artist Jacques Callot
Title St. Mansuetus Restoring Life to the Son of Leucorus, c. 1622 - 1627
Medium Original Engraving
Signature Signed in the plate in the lower left 'Callot'
Condition This work is in good condition; backed on a thick wove paper with with small paper skins near signature in lower left of image and to the upper right on the citadel; trimmed along the plate mark.
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Capturing a miraculous moment, Callot depicts St. Mansuetus raising his hand in a gesture of blessing, as he prepares to return life to Leucorus' son. Callot places St. Mansuetus in the center of the composition, surrounded in a halo of emanating light with an ornate staff and grand robes. King Leucorus and the queen stand just behind him, begging for his assistance. To the left, a crowd gathers, eagerly waiting in anticipation of a miracle. A servant man kneels to the right, Leucorus' son's lifeless body slumped down in his arms. Though the cause of Leucorus' son's death remains unknown, we can gather that it perhaps involved a sport as we witness a tennis racket and ball lying on the ground near the son. Callot increases the drama of the moment by placing the action in the foreground next to a riverbank as the clouds open from above with rays shining down towards St. Mansuetus. In the distance, we witness an entire citadel with soldiers in action, apparently captured in the midst of a jousting tournament. This work exemplifies Callot's attention to fine detail. With his delicate line work he conveys the subtle expressions of hope and sorrow on the figures in the foreground and the intricate details of the buildings and soldiers in the background.

Created c. 1622 - 1627, this piece is signed in the plate in the lower left 'Callot.'

DOCUMENTED AND ILLUSTRATED IN:
1. Schroder, Thomas. Jacques Callot: Das gesamte Werk Druckgraphik Volume 2. Munich: Verlag Rogner & Bernhard GMBH. Listed as plate 1456.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

ABOUT THE FRAMING:
Museum-grade conservation framed in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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