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Maker(s):Callot, Jacques
Culture:French (1592-1635)
Title:L’Attaque de la Diligence [Attack on a Coach] Plate 8 from the series Les Misère et les Malheurs de la Guerre [The Miseries and Misfortunes of War]
Date Made:1633
Materials:Etching; black ink on ivory paper mounted on paper
Place Made:Europe; France; Paris
Measurements:Mat: 16 in x 21 15/16 in; 40.64 cm x 55.72125 cm; Sheet/Image: 3 3/16 in x 7 1/4 in; 8.09625 cm x 18.415 cm
Narrative Inscription:  Recto: ctr. l. (in black ink): Israel ex. Cum Privil. Reg.; lwr. ctr. (in black ink): A l’escart des forests, et des lieux solitaires, / Bien loing de l’exercice et des soings militaires, / Ces infames Voleurs viuent en Assassins / Et leur bras tout sanglant ne se plaist qu’aux larcins / Tant ils sont possedez d’une cruelle envie / D’oster aux Voyageurs et les biens et la vie.; lwr. r. (in black ink): 8
Accession Number:  MH 1959.33.M.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Soldiers attack a horse and wagon in a woodland landscape. Horses flee, their owners aly dead on the ground, and soldiers point their spears at the wagon passengers.

landscapes; carriages; horses; soldiers; attacks; deaths; spears; weapons; men; social commentary

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