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Portrait of Claude Dereut and His Son, Jean

Artist:
Jacques Callot (French, Nancy 1592–1635 Nancy)
Sitter:
Claude Déruet (French, Nancy ca. 1588–1660 Nancy)
Date:
ca. 1632
Medium:
Etching and engraving; second state of five (Lieure)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 3/4 x 2 15/16 in. (29.8 x 7.4 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Bequest of Grace M. Pugh, 1985
Accession Number:
1986.1180.343
Not on view
Inscription: At lower left: Ce fameux Creature de tant de beaux visages - / S'estoit assez tiré dans ses rares Ouurages / Où la Nature et L'art admirent leurs efforts - / Il tenoit le desseus du Temps et de L'enuie - / Et luy de quy les mains ressuscitent les Morts- / Pouuoit bien par soy mesme eterniser sa vie -
At lower right: Mais quand il eust fallu laisser quelque autre marque / Qui malgré les rigueurs du Sort et de la Parque / Le monstrast tout entier a la Posterité / Son huile et ses Couleurs pour le faire reuiure, / Au goust des mieux sensez auroient tousiours estè / V'n Charme plus puissant q l'eau fort et le Cuiure
At bottom center: A Claude Deruet Escuier Chevalier de l'ordre de Portugal Son fidele Amy-Iacques Callot F

Marking: On verso at left center: The Metropoliltan Museum of Art stamp
On verso at lower left: Collector's stamp of Grace M. Pugh, similar to Lugt 1189
Donor: Estate of Grace M. Pugh
Bibliothèque Nationale II.234.1296; Lieure III.59-62.1296 ii/v; Meaume 505 i
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