Soldiers pillaging a village. Etching after J. Callot, ca. 1633.
- Callot, Jacques, 1592-1635.
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The suite of eighteen prints entitled "Miseries and misfortunes of war" (Les misères et les malheurs de la guerre) in which soldiers are shown fighting, raping and pillaging and some are subsequently punished or gravely wounded and only few are rewarded for victory, was published by Callot's friend Israël Henriet in 1633
The soldiers descent on the village, killing the cattle and men that oppose them, take the children away from their parents, rape the women and set the houses on fire
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