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Maker(s):Callot, Jacques
Culture:French (1592-1635)
Title:Dévastation d’un Monastère [Destruction of a Convent] Plate 6 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 5/16 in; 8.09625 cm x 18.57375 cm
Narrative Inscription:  Recto: ctr. l (in black ink): Israel ex. Cum privil. Reg.; lwr. c. (in black ink): Icy par un effort sacrilege et barbare / Ces Demons enragez, et d’une humeur auare / Pillent, et bruslent tout, abattent les Autels; / Se mocquent du respect qu’on doit aux Immortels, / Et tirent des saints lieux les Vierges desolées / Quils osent enlever pour estre violées.; lwr. r. (in black ink): 6.
Accession Number:  MH 1959.31.M.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

A convent burns at center. Soldiers pile a wagon high with stolen goods while others drag the women off their feet. A dead body and various items from the convent lay strewn across the ground.

buildings; fires; Christianity; religion; horses; soldiers; violence; women; deaths; bodies

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