CALLOT, Jacques
(b. 1592, Nancy, d. 1635, Nancy)

The Agony in the Garden

Wash drawing
Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth

In addition to the commissioned etchings, Callot made drawings and etchings of landscape for its own sake. The Agony in the Garden shows his feeling for the rendering of natural scenery, though here it is used as a setting for a religious subject; but there are many dozens of drawings and etchings executed by Callot at Nancy in which the landscape is the real theme.