• Jacques Callot, Fracischina and Gian Farina, plate 17 from Balli di Sfessania (c. 1621). Etching. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gray Collection of Engravings Fund, by exchange, S4.27.6. Photo: Imaging Department © President and Fellows of Harvard College.

Fracischina and Gian Farina, 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 5 (chapter 5, opp. p. 179) in the first edition of E. T. A. Hoffmann’s Princess Brambilla: A Capriccio after Jacques Callot (1821).

    Etching foreground: a woman, left, plays a tambourine, while a man, right, waves a wooden sword and cape.

    Etching background: two acrobats perform; a strolling guitarist plays; and several others watch.

    See book: p. 12, 25

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  • Performing Arts
  • c. 1621
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