Part of one of the most sought-after series by Callot: "Les misères et les malheurs de la guerre" (18 plates, incl. title). Callot was one of the first to criticize the monstrosities of warfare and its effects on society.
This is plate 6, featuring soldiers looting a monastery and setting its church on fire. While the building in the centre is burning, soldiers can be seen looting houses and raping women. The loot is collected on a cart in the foreground. In the right background, other soldiers are driving stolen cattle and sheep out of the city gate. Although small in format, Callot was able to tell entire stories with his sublime etchings.
Jacques Callot was born in Nancy in 1594. He was gifted with an extraordinary artistic talent and is generally regarded as the best French printmaker.
Signed "Callot inv. et fecit" in the plate. Numbered 6 at lower right.
Reference: Lieure 1344 III (of III) - Meaume 569.III
-- Condition -- Early 18th-c. impression of the 3rd and final state, published by Israël Henriet. In splendid condition. With very generous margins at left and right.
Similar to the British Museum copy: 1850,1021.43, but our copy is less toned.
Delivered in museum passe-partout.
- Jacques Callot (1592-1635)
- Título de la obra
- Les misères de la guerre: soldiers setting a church on fire - Original
- Firmado en plancha
- En muy buenas condiciones
- Se vende con marco
- Dimensiones de la imagen
- 87×215 mm