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A selection of the printed works of Jacques Callot
Engravings and etchings by or attributed to Jacques Callot
The Bohemians: The Stopping Place: The Fortune Teller ca. 1621-1625
When returning to France from Italy, Callot probably saw bands of rootless men, women, and children - a common sight - which became the subject of "The Bohemians". He conceived of the four prints as a long frieze; the lines in each of the sheets extend into the sheet that follows. The first two scenes depict a procession of scrawny horses and disheveled families in tattered, exotic clothing. The last two show these vagrants pillaging a farm (illustrated here) and then enjoying a feast. The inscriptions, from left to right, comment on the action: "The only things these poor fortune-telling beggars carry with them are things yet to come. Are these not fine messengers, straying through foreign lands? You who take pleasure in their words, watch out for your blancs, testons and pitolles [coins]. When all is said and done, they find that their fate is to have come from Egypt to this feast."