• Carl Friedrich Thiele, aquatint etching in sepia (Berlin, September 1820), after Jacques Callot’s Franca Trippa and Fritellino, from Balli di Sfessania (c. 1621). Staatsbibliothek Bamberg, Sel.235a. Photo: Gerald Raab.

Aquatint etching based on Franca Trippa and Fritellino

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


  • This was plate 4 (in chapter 4, opp. p. 133) in the first edition of E. T. A. Hoffmann’s Princess Brambilla: A Capriccio after Jacques Callot (1821).

    Two male figures in half masks face each other, one holding a wooden sword and cape, right, the other playing a guitar, left. It is a mirror image of Callot’s Franca Trippa and Fritellino, but with the background plane entirely removed.

    See book: p. 25; figure 7

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