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    Sale 2178

    Splendid Ceremonies the Paul and Marianne Gourary Collection of Illustrated Fête Books

    12 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 291

    NANCY 1627 -- [PRINTS]. CALLOT, Jacques. Le Combat a la Barriere. 1627. Suite of 11 etchings, 550 x 238 mm and and smaller, margins vary, various watermarks, some shaved.

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    NANCY 1627 -- [PRINTS]. CALLOT, Jacques. Le Combat a la Barriere. 1627. Suite of 11 etchings, 550 x 238 mm and and smaller, margins vary, various watermarks, some shaved.

    To commemorate a tournament sponsored by Duke Charles IV of Lorraine, in his palace at Nancy, in honor of his beautiful cousin the DUCHESS OF CHEVREUSE who was in exile at Lorraine after the discovery of her role in the plot against Richelieu. The Duke and his cousin the Prince of Phalbourg fought for her favor in an evening joust-- the fight itself is shown in the culminating plate. Lieure 575, 576, 577, 578, 579, 580, 581, 582, 583, 584, 585. (11)


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