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Maker(s):Callot, Jacques
Culture:French (1592-1635)
Title:Pillage et Incendie d’un Village [Plundering and Burning a Village] Plate 7 from the series Les Misère et les Malheurs de la Guerre [The Miseries and Misfortunes of War]
Date Made:1633
Type:Print
Materials:Etching; black ink on ivory paper mounted on paper
Place Made:Europe; France; Paris
Measurements:Mat: 15 15/16 in x 22 in; 40.48125 cm x 55.88 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. ctr. (in black ink): Ceux que Mars entretient de ses actes meschans / Accomodent ainsi les pauures gens des champs / Ils les font prisonniers ils bruslent leur villages / Et sur le bestail mesme exercent leurs rauages, / Sans que la peur des Lois non plus que le deuoir, / Ni les pleurs et les cris les puissent esmomoir.; lwr. r. (in black ink): 7
Accession Number:  MH 1959.32.M.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
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Description:
Homes and a village church burn in the distance as soldiers kill and steal from the civilians. Soldiers round up goats, horses, cattle and enslave the civilians, binding their hands behind their backs. The dead body of a woman and a man lay on the ground.

Tags:
houses; animals; enslaved persons; villages; churches; fires; roads; trees; horses; military; attacks; soldiers; men; women; deaths; social commentary

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