Jacques Callot (1592-24 March 1635) French printmaker and draftsman. One of the first great artists to exclusively practice the graphic arts, and an important person in the development of the old master print, Callot made more than 1,400 etchings including soldiers, clowns, drunkards, Gypsies, beggars, landscapes, religious and military images and court life.

The Dissipation (L’Enfant prodigue dissipe son bien), from L’Enfant Prodigue (The Story of the Prodigal Son), published by Israel Henriet, 1635. Plate 2 ½” x 3 ¼”.   Copper engraving on laid paper, mounted on robins egg blue mounting paper. By Israel Henriet (1590-1661) French engraver, draftsman and print publisher, including works by Callot.