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Maker(s):Callot, Jacques
Culture:French (1592-1635)
Title:La Pendaison [The Hanging] Plate 11 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 22 in; 40.64 cm x 55.88 cm; Sheet: 3 5/16 in x 7 7/16 in; 8.41375 cm x 18.89125 cm; Plate: 3 3/16 in x 7 1/4 in; 8.09625 cm x 18.415 cm; Image: 3 1/8 in x 7 3/16 in; 7.9375 cm x 18.25625 cm
Narrative Inscription:  Recto: ctr. r. (in black ink): Callot inv. et fec.; lwr. ctr. (in black ink): A la fin ces Voleurs infames et perdus, / Comme fruits malheureux à cet arbre pendus / Monstrent bien que le crime (horrible et noire engeance) / Est luy mesme instrument de honte et de vengeance, / Et que c’est le Destin des hommes vicieux / D’esprouuer tost ou tard la iustice des Cieux.; lwr. r. (in black ink): 11
Accession Number:  MH 1959.36.M.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Bodies of men hanging from two branches of a tree at center. Armies of foot soldiers observe from a distance.

trees; bodies; deaths; men; soldiers; military; spears; weapons; war victims; tents; social commentary

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