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The Fair of Gondreville

1624 (first state of four)
7 1/16 x 13 1/16 in. (18 x 33.2 cm)

Jacques Callot (Nancy (Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France), 1592 - 1635, Nancy (Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France)) Primary

Medium and Support: etching on laid paper
Credit Line: Museum purchase, funds from the Louis S. Booth Arts Fund
Accession Number: H2018.22.01

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The Printed World: Masterpieces of Seventeenth-Century Printmaking
Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art
February 03 through March 24, 2019
Rustic gatherings, especially at country fairs (kermesses), were a popular subject in the art of Pieter Brueghel and his son Jan, both of whom were assiduously collected throughout Europe. A notable feature of these gatherings was the mixing of classes. Callot encourages close looking and enjoyment through extensive detail.

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