Lrg Callot “Obsidio Arcis Sammartianianae” Prints

Jacques Callot (French, 1592-1635) with Abraham Bosse (French, 1604-1676) and Michel Lasne (French, 1590-1667). Large etching titled “Obsidio Arcis Sammartianianae” depicting the naval siege of the island of Re, ca. 1628-1631. Complete set of sixteen plates framed to depict the seige bordered with cartouches. The central scene depicts an aerial or bird’s eye view of the island framed by panels bearing descriptions, additional scenes in cartouches, and portraits. Callot etched the central scene while Lasne and Bosse etched the borders Unframed; height: 57 1/2 in x width: 64 3/4 in. Framed; height: 58 1/2 x width: 65 3/4 in x depth: 1 1/4 in.