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Les Miseres et Les Malheurs de La Guerre - plate 17
etching
Date Made/Found: 1633
Artist: Jacques Callot , French, 1592 - 1635
Material and Medium: etching on paper
Dimensions: Mount: 590 x 437mm Image size: 85 x 189mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.LI.984q
Jacques Callot was a printmaker born around 1592 in Nancy, Lorraine, now part of France. Les Misères et les Malheurs de la Guerre is his most famous work, illustrating the horrors of the Thirty Years’ War. Published in 1633, the eighteen images show soldiers from enrolment through battle, their subsequent raiding and pillaging, to the tortures and punishments meted out for their crimes. The prints are thought to have influenced later anti-war art such as Francisco Goya’s own print series “The Disasters of War.”
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