• Jacques Callot, Scapino and Captain Zerbino, plate 12 from Balli di Sfessania (c. 1621). Etching. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gray Collection of Engravings Fund, by exchange, S4.29.4. Photo: Imaging Department © President and Fellows of Harvard College.

Scapino and Captain Zerbino, 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 the frontispiece to the first edition of E. T. A. Hoffmann’s Princess Brambilla: A Capriccio after Jacques Callot (1821).

    Etching foreground: two male figures in half masks, round spectacles, and hats adorned with long feathers face one another, talking, a jug on the ground between them.

    Etching background: two figures sword fight, one with jug in hand, while others look on.

    See book: p. 12, 25

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  • Performing Arts
  • c. 1621
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