François NOBLESSE (Cahors 1652 - Paris 1730)

Saint Amond Preaching in a Wood, after Jacques Callot Sold

Pen and brown ink, with framing lines in brown ink. Backed.
Signed -oblesse fecit. at the lower left.
203 x 291 mm. (8 x 11 1/2 in.) [sheet]

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The present sheet is a faithful copy of an etching by Jacques Callot of c.1622-1625, which depicts Saint Amond, second bishop of Toul, preaching in a forest. (The forest, where the saint often retreated in penitence, can be identified as that at Saulxerotte, near Favières, south of Toul and a few kilometres southwest of Callot’s native town of Nancy.) Callot’s etching and Noblesse’s drawing are of similar dimensions.

François NOBLESSE

Saint Amond Preaching in a Wood, after Jacques Callot

A1044

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