Taglia Cantoni and Fracasso, etching

From The Director's Prism: E. T. A. Hoffmann and the Russian Theatrical Avant-Garde by Dassia N. Posner

  • Carl Friedrich Thiele adapted this etching as plate 6 (chapter 6, opp. p. 221) in the first edition of E. T. A. Hoffmann’s Princess Brambilla: A Capriccio after Jacques Callot (1821).

    Etching foreground: two male figures wearing half masks, their hats adorned with long feathers, stand facing one another with crossed swords, one wooden, the other real.

    Etching background: small groups of people look on.

    See book: p. 12, 13, 25, 60, 107; figure 3

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  • Performing Arts
  • c. 1621
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  • Jacques Callot, Taglia Cantoni and Fracasso, plate 24 from Balli di Sfessania (c. 1621). Etching. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gray Collection of Engravings Fund, by exchange, S4.28.2. Photo: Imaging Department © President and Fellows of Harvard College.