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

Temptation of St Anthony

Black chalk, bister pen and wash, sanguine, and gouache, 45 x 67 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

In less than two decades, Callot progressed from depictions of strange semifantastic figures - theatrical stock characters - to complex large-scale compositions on small etching plates. The present drawing is a sketch for an etching.