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Les Miseres et Les Malheurs de La Guerre - plate 18
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 190mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.LI.984r
Jacques Callot was a 17th-century printmaker from Nancy, Lorraine, in what is now France. The last image in the series on “The Miseries and Misfortunes of War” depicts a king handing out awards and compensation. Although Callot’s intention in publishing the prints is unclear, the sedate, hierarchical scene sits uncomfortably next to the brutality and chaos of the preceding images. The conjunction of officially-sanctioned payments with depictions of stability and calm in the first and last prints speaks to the idea that proper provisions for the military are an important means of maintaining order.
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