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Maker(s):Callot, Jacques
Culture:French (1592-1635)
Title:La Roue [The Wheel] Plate 14 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): L’oeil tousiours surueillant de la diuine Astrée / Bannit entiérement le dueil d’une contrée, Lors que tenant l’Espeé, et la Balance en main / Elle iuge et punit le voleur inhumain, / Qui guette les passants, les meurtrit, et s’en ioüe, / Puis luy mesme devient le iouë d une roüe.; lwr. r. (in black ink): 14
Accession Number:  MH 1959.39.M.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Soldiers encircle a wooden platform upon which a man lies tied to a round wheel. A religious figure leans over him with cross in hand. A second man raises a weapon of sorts over his head.

towns; villages; houses; soldiers; men; military; fires; flags; weapons; firearms; spears; men; war victims; religion; punishing; crosses; social commentary

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