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L'Oiseau Posé sur un Chardon en Fleurs (The Bird Standing on Thistle Flower), from Lux Claustri ou La Lumière du Cloitre (The Light of the Cloisters), plate 13

Series/Portfolio:
Lux Claustri ou La Lumière du Cloitre
Artist:
Jacques Callot (French, Nancy 1592–1635 Nancy)
Publisher:
François Langlois (French, baptized Chartres, 1588–1647 Paris)
Date:
1646
Medium:
Etching and letterpress; second state of two (Lieure)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 11/16 x 5 1/2 in. (19.5 x 14 cm) Plate: 2 1/2 x 3 5/16 in. (6.3 x 8.4 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Bequest of Edwin De T. Bechtel, 1957
Accession Number:
57.650.422(13)
Not on view
Inscription: At upper right: 13
At top center: NIL ASPERA TERRENT. / Rien de rude ne l'espouuante.
At upper left of vignette: 13
At center beneath vignette: Carduus horrenti non terret achantida spinxâ! / Tu Christi spinas mens malefinda fugis.
At bottom center: CET Oiseau patient, pour se nourrir le corpse, / Sur les chardons piquans fait des douces rapines? Et le Moine au Desert fait d'illustres efforts, / Pour suiure Iesus-Christ au milieu des Espines. / D

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Victor Child Villiers, 7th Earl of Jersey (British, 1845–1915); Donor: Edwin De Turck Bechtel
Bibliothèque Nationale II.220.599-625; Lieure II.95.611 ii/ii: Meaume 246
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