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Battaglia del Re Tessi e del Re Tinta 1619, engraving for a handscreen by Jacques Callot, showing a mock battle between the companies of weavers and dyers on the Arno - 9in x 11.75in.(22.7cm.x 30cm.) (plate mark) Florence, 1619, cut-close, narrow margins and lower left and right hand corners neatly cut off, laid on an album leaf with unobtrusive vertical fold

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Battaglia del Re Tessi e del Re Tinta 1619, engraving for a handscreen by Jacques Callot, showing a mock battle between the companies of weavers and dyers on the Arno - 9in x 11.75in.(22.7cm.x 30cm.) (plate mark) Florence, 1619, cut-close, narrow margins and lower left and right hand corners neatly cut off, laid on an album leaf with unobtrusive vertical fold
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Provenance
Nostell Priory
Literature
Lieur 302, Russell 67.

Lot Essay

Callot's etching is known to have been mounted as a fan according to the chronicler Cesari Tinghi who is quoted in the catalogue Ventagli Italiani, Florence 1990 as saying that the Grand-Duke Cosimo II had ordered cinquecento roste o ventarole in forma ovata to be distributed at festivities, see Print Quarterly VIII 1991, p. 316, Fans, Christopher Lennox-Boyd
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