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Le Char de Thètis (The Chariot of Thetis)
  • Jacques Callot
    1592–1635
    born: Nancy, Duchy of Lorraine (present-day France) ; died: Nancy, Duchy of Lorraine (present-day France)
  • Le Char de Thètis (The Chariot of Thetis), 1616
  • Guerre de Beauté (War of Beauty)
  • Where object was made: France
  • etching on paper
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 148 x 227 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 5 13/16 x 8 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 153 x 232 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 6 x 9 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2008.0210
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

scene from a celebration in france honoring the Prince of Urbino. Two antlered beasts pull a large water-filled trough, ringed by figures. Inside the trough are nymphs and mermaids, and a colonnaded platform surmounted by a male figure.