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Monument to Jacques Callot

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (published)

  • Date:

    mid 17th century (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bosse, Abraham, born 1602 - died 1676 (engraver)
    Israel (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Print depicting a monument with a portrait of a man, head and shoulders, on a pedestal, within a niche with an oval border, surmounted by a broken pediment on which are three cherubs. On either side of the niche sits a cherub holding respectively a skull and a coat of arms. Beneath is a tablet with an epitaph.

Place of Origin

Paris (published)


mid 17th century (published)


Bosse, Abraham, born 1602 - died 1676 (engraver)
Israel (publisher)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'Cum Privilegio Regis. Bosse fecit. Israel excud.'
Lettered with epitaph and


Height: 24.8 cm, Width: 14.3 cm

Descriptive line

Print, engraving by Abraham Bosse depicting a monument to Jacques Callot, mid-17th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Bibliothèque National. Inventaire du Fonds Français. Paris: M. le Garrec, 1930.
Le Blanc, Charles. Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes. Paris: É Bouillon, 1854-1908.
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1960: Volume 2, Edgar Seligman Gift. London: HMSO, 1966.
Duplessis, Georges. Catalogue de l’Oeuvre de Abraham Bosse. Paris, 1859. 195 p.

Production Note

It is unclear whether the publisher was either of the two Israel Silvestres or their relation Israel Henriet. All were active in the early and mid-17th century.



Subjects depicted

Coat of arms; Epitaph; Skull; Engraver; Cherubs; Monument


Portraits; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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