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 the second plate, featuring the enrolment and recruiting of soldiers from the nearby fortified city. While a group of new recruits is marching in the middle, other young men are enlisting in the right foreground. Callot was able to create a mesmerizing sense of detail and depth in this small oblong etching.
Jacques Callot was born in Nancy in 1594. He was gifted with an extraordinary artistic talent. Callot longed to go to Rome, therefore his father sent him to Rome, where he became a student of Ton Giulio Parigi. Callot later went to Florence, where he was taken into the service of the Grand Duke. He received a commission from Ludwig XIII to depict and engrave the siege of Rochelle and the island of Ré in 1628. The artist died in Nancy in 1635.
Signed "Callot inv. et fec."
Reference: Meaume 565.-- Lieure 1340 III (of III).
-- Condition -- Original print on laid paper, published by Israël Henriet.In splendid condition. Some minor age-related toning. Good margins.
Similar to, but in much better condition (!) than British Museum copy: 1850,1021.36.
JOINED!: Jacques Callot -The Virgin Mary fighting demons. Small vignette. Ca. 3 x 1.5 cm, printed on laid paper. Tiny piece missing at lower left.
- Twee prenten - Jacques Callot (1592-1635)
- Título de la obra
- Les misères de la guerre: enrolement. + 1 other etching.
- Firmado en plancha
- En muy buenas condiciones
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- Dimensiones de la imagen
- 85×215 mm