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Peasants avenging themselves by attacking soldiers from woods next to a country road. Etching after Jacques Callot, ca. 1633.

  • Callot, Jacques, 1592-1635.
Date
[1730]
Reference
44144i
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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

Apres plusiers degast par les soldats commis a la fin les paisans qu'ils ont pour ennemis ...

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 poem: After the soldiers have caused considerable destruction, finally the peasants, whom they have treated as enemies, await them in ambush in a secluded place, surprise them, kill them and strip them to their shirts, thus avenging themselves on these unfortunate men for the loss of their property, due solely to them
Bears number bottom right : 17

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 44144i

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  • French


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