Battaglia del Re Tessi e del Re Tinta festa rapresentata in Firenze Nel Fiume d'Arno il di XXV di Luglio 126.96.36.199.
Etching and engraving. 210 x 296mm (8¼ x 11¾"). Trimmed
Early copy of Jacques Callot's printed fan showing the ceremonial Battle between the guilds of weavers and dyers on the Arno in 1619, in which they fought for possession of an artificial hill in the centre of the river. Callot's print was commissioned by the Grand Duke before the event and distributed to spectators. One, mounted on card for use as a fan, can be seen held aloft by a spectator seated on the right side of the volute which forms the border. Etched by Edouard Ecqman (1639, fl), who produced copies of many of Callot's prints.
Meaume 617 (copy); Lieure 302 (copy 1).
[Ref: 28918] £380.00