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Les Miseres et Les Malheurs de La Guerre - plate 16
Date Made/Found: 1633
Artist: Jacques Callot , French, 1592 - 1635
Material and Medium: etching on paper
Dimensions: Mount: 590 x 437mm Image size: 89 x 189mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.LI.984p
Jacques Callot was a 17th-century printmaker from Nancy, Lorraine, in what is now France. This print from Les Misères et les Malheurs de la Guerre shows former soldiers who are now beggars, dying on the streets. Perpetrators of extreme violence and brutality in the earlier images, those soldiers who have not already been executed themselves are now themselves suffering. The caption by Abbé Michel de Marolles describes how the poverty of the soldiers makes the peasants laugh, having been the victims of the soldiers’ depravities and greed.
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