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Image of Capitano Mala Gamba and Capitano Bellavita

Jacques Callot
French, 1592–1635

Capitano Mala Gamba and Capitano Bellavita

From the series, Balli di Sfessania

Object Type: Print
Creation Place: Northern Europe, French, Lorraine
2 7/8 in. x 3 13/16 in. (7.3 cm x 9.68 cm)
Medium and Support: Etching and engraving on paper
Accession Number: 1995.0005.0004

Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Weil, Jr., in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Weil, Sr.

Callot's most extensive and most widely known series of prints relating to the commedia is the Balli di Sfessania. The museum's collection includes six plates from this series; Cap.'Cerimonia & Sig.a Lavinia, Guatsetto & Mestolino, Pulliciniello & Sig.a Lucretia, Cap.'Mala Gamba & Cap.'Bellavita, Cap.'Cardoni & Maramao, and Taglia Cantoni & Fracasso. The titles are representative of the two characters each one depicts.

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