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ID number:  BIRBI-54.8
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  Callot, Jacques (1592-1635)
Title / Object name:  View of the Louvre, Paris
Object type:  Print
Place made:  Paris
Culture:  French
Date made:  about 1629
Materials:  Etching
Measurements:  Plate 17.0 x 34.5 cm; mount 41.2 x 56.1 cm
Provenance:  Purchased from Colnaghi's, November 1954, with 15 others for £95.6.01

Callot executed a pair of etchings entitled The Grand Views of Paris, during his trip to the city in 1629. The series consists of the print displayed here, which shows a view of the Louvre Palace, and View of the Pont-Neuf. In this image Callot captures the triumphant return of the French army of Louis XIII from the Siege of La Rochelle (1628). Two French
military vessels sail along the river Seine towards the royal palace, with members of Parisian society celebrating on the banks of the river and in rowing boats.

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