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Jacques CALLOT (Nancy 1592-1635) The Three Pants, also known as The Three Actors. A complete series of three etchings, one of the Master's most popular suites, depicting three actors of the Italian Comedy, engraved in Florence. Meaune 627 to 629 - Lieure 288 to 290 Height 215 - Width 147, 149, 150 mm Exceptionally beautiful and completely uniform proofs of the print made by Callot in Nancy, on paper with the watermark of the double C lorrain, with facets of the brass not yet deburred. The three plates are perfectly preserved with good margins. Provenance : Collection of Dr. Henri Rossier (Lugt 1357), with a mark affixed by Dr. Alfred Rossier, son of Henri, who continued the collection. Sale Collection of Dr. R [Dr. Alfred Rossier], Bern, Klipstein + Kornfeld, 6 June 1957 (Lugt 4713) Doctor Henri ROSSIER (1835-1928), born in Vevey, has been a doctor in this town since 1859. He started collecting around 1860, and collected mainly portraits of the French school (Callot, Drevet, Morin, van Schuppen, Edelinck), pieces of van Dijck's iconography and Dürer woods. To enrich his cardboard boxes, he bought in some famous sales and took advantage of the opportunities that his profession gave him. As a doctor, many doors opened up for him, and many interesting works, forgotten in old Swiss collections, passed before his eyes, sometimes in his hands. Thus he acquired some remarkable proofs, with large margins and of all fresh. The amateur only makes his mark on impeccable proofs. After the death of Doctor Henri Rossier, the collection was divided between his three sons and his daughter. Alfred Rossier (1879-1958) then inherited the prints of Albrecht Dürer, Jacques Callot and Pierre Drevet. Callot's collection of prints, the fruit of the efforts of two generations of connoisseurs, containing high quality proofs and rare states, was dispersed in the sale of June 6, 1957 as coming from the collection o

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France - 75009 - paris
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