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Portrait of Claude Deruet and His Son, Jean

Artist:
Jacques Callot (French, Nancy 1592–1635 Nancy)
Sitter:
Claude Déruet (French, Nancy ca. 1588–1660 Nancy)
Date:
1632
Medium:
Etching and engraving; fourth state of five (Lieure)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 7/8 x 6 15/16 in. (30.2 x 17.7 cm) Plate: 11 5/8 x 6 11/16 in. (29.5 x 17 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Bequest of Edwin De T. Bechtel, 1957
Accession Number:
57.650.318
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 esté / 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 Fecit / A Nancy 1632

Marking: On verso at lower left: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
On verso at lower left: E. De T. Bechtel Collector's stamp
Edwin De Turck Bechtel; Donor: Edwin De Turck Bechtel
Bibliothèque Nationale II.234.1296; Lieure III.59-62.1296 iv/v; Meaume 505 iii
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