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Maker(s):Callot, Jacques
Culture:French (1592-1635)
Title:Les Mourants sur le Bord des Routes [Dying Soldiers by the Roadside] Plate 16 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: 3 5/16 in x 7 3/8 in; 8.41375 cm x 18.7325 cm; Plate: 3 3/16 in x 7 1/4 in; 8.09625 cm x 18.415 cm; Image: 3 3/16 in x 7 3/16 in; 8.09625 cm x 18.25625 cm
Narrative Inscription:  Recto: ctr. l. (in black ink): Callot inv. et fec.; lwr. ctr. (in black ink): Que du pauvre soldat déplorable est la chance ! / Quand la guerre finit, / son mal-heur recoinence ; / Alors il est contraint de s’en aller gueusant, / Et sa mendicité faict rire le paisant, / Qui maudit son abord, et tient pour une iniure / De voir l’obiet presant des peincs quil endure.; lwr. r. (in black ink): 16
Accession Number:  MH 1959.41.M.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Men walk on a road lined with trees and stone buildings. To the right, ill or dying men sit propped against a haybale. Dead bodies are piled on the left.

towns; villages; houses; roads; trees; landscapes; men; people; deaths; bodies; social commentary

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