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Soldiers attacking a coach on a country road. Etching after Jacques Callot, ca. 1633.

  • Callot, Jacques, 1592-1635.
Date
[1730]
Reference
44129i
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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

Publication/Creation

[Amsterdam] : Leonardus Schenk, [1730]

Physical description

1 print : etching, with engraving ; image 7.4 x 18.5 cm

Lettering

A lescart des forests, et des lieux solitaires, bien loing de l'exercise et des soings militaires, ... Israel ex. cum privil. reg.

References note

Jules Lieure, Jacques Callot, 8 vols, Paris 1924-1927, nos. 1339-1356

Lettering note

Lettering continues in French underneath the print describing the event in verse
Translation of the lettering (poem): In the seclusion of forests and deserted places, quite far from military drill and discipline, these ignoble thieves lead the life of assassins, and their bloody arm deals only in robbery, so possessed are they with the cruel desire to take travelers' property and life
Bears number bottom right : 8

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 44129i

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  • French


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