Assumption of Mary, Jacques Callot
Jacques Callot
Assumption of Mary
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Jacques Callot: Assumption of Virgin, in glory, hovering above apostles gathered around her tomb, ca. 1621-1635, Radierung, 90 x 68 mm. Inv. Nr. 1861,0713.177, British Museum, Department of Prints an Drawings, London (Lieure 1927.677; Meaume 1860.96)

Jacques Callot

Assumption of Mary, ca. 1631


Blatt
90 x 67 mm
Inventory Number
1057
Object Number
1057 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

The drawing defines the light and dark areas with its fine washes, thus creating a pictorial structure which Callot then turned into an etching. The composition was drawn around 1631 for a single etched representation of the "Ascension of Mary" (Lieure, catalogue raisonné Callot, no. 677). A short time later Callot used it again for the last two sheets of "The Life of Mary".

Work Data

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Title
Assumption of Mary
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Period Produced
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Object Type
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Captions Added Later
Verso unten Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
  • Nicht geprüft
Work Catalogues
  • Ternois 1962.159.1251

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Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 73E77 the assumption of Mary ('assumptio corporis'): she is borne into heaven by angels
Secondary
  • 73E74(+0) the Dormition: Mary on her deathbed; the apostles are gathered around her (John the Evangelist may be shown sleeping or dreaming) (+ variant)
  • 11G21 angels singing, making music

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02.07.2020