Jacques Callot

Massacre of the Innocents

c. 1617-1618
This little print is a remarkable achievement: a grand Baroque composition on a tiny scale. Callot etched a second, almost identical version of the print after his return to Nancy, probably to replace the worn-out plate he had first executed in Florence.
Title
Massacre of the Innocents
Date
c. 1617-1618
Medium
Print
Materials
etching on laid paper
Dimensions
14.8 x 11.5 cm; plate: 13.6 x 10.4 cm (oval image)
Nationality
French
Credit line
Purchased 1994
Accession number
37523