[Florence]: 1619. Etching, 282 x 210 mm plate, 353 x 287 mm sheet, on laid paper with a Cross of Lorraine watermark, a fine impression of the second state (of three), with wide margins, some minor mostly marginal foxing, taped to the backboard at three corners verso, otherwise in good condition. Lieure 299 II. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Item #401788
Matthias (1557-1619), Holy Roman Emperor, died in Vienna in 1619. Callot executed this etching while employed in the Florentine ducal court. It shows the grand catafalque designed by Giulio Parigi, erected in Matthias’s honor at the exequial offices.