Salvatoris Beatæ Mariæ Virginis Sanctorum Apostolorum Icones A I. Callot Inventæ, sculptæ, et a Iseraele amico suo in lucem editæ.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



A Paris: , Avec Privilege du Roy, de l'année 1631.

Physical Description

Title-plate, 15 prints on [ ] leaves; 200×285 mm.

Responsibility Note

The six prints showing saints John, Paul, Peter, Simon, Mathias and Philip are signed as made by Callot and printed by Israel. The nine showing Christ, saints Thomas, Andrew, James the greater, Thaddeus, Bartholomew, James the less, Matthew and the Blessed Virgin are signed by Israel only 'Cum Privi(legio) Reg(is)'. J. Lieure states that some early states exist without Israel's 'excudit'; and that in the early 18th century Fagnani added numbers to thirteen of the prints.


J. Lieure, Jacques Callot, 8 vols. (1924-7; repr. 1969), nos. 1297-1312.

Summary Note

Following the title-plate there are fifteen etchings, not captioned but showing Christ the Savior, the Blessed Virgin, the twelve Apostles and St Paul. The prints are bound in different order in different copies. The Royal Academy's copy lacks the print showing Christ the Savior, and has the other fourteen images printed in pairs, on seven leaves, as follows: [1] John, Paul; [2] Thomas, Peter; [3] Simon, Andrew; [4] Mathias, James the greater; [5], Thaddeus, Bartholomew; [6] James the less, Matthew; [7] Philip, the Blessed Virgin.

Copy Note

Imperfect: lacks title-plate and one of the fifteen prints (showing Christ the Savior).

Binding Note

20th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; red morocco spine-label lettered 'Callot Apostolorum'.

Name as Subject


Christian art and symbolism
Saints - Apostles - 1st century
Devotional images - Pictorial works - Etchings - France - 17th century


Jacques Callot, draughtsman, engraver, etcher
Israel Henriet, intaglio printer, publisher