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Maker(s):Callot, Jacques
Culture:French (1592-1635)
Title:La Bataille [The Battle] Plate 3 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 1/4 in; 8.09625 cm x 18.415 cm
Narrative Inscription:  Recto: ctr. l. (in black ink): Israel excud. Com Privil. Reg.; lwr. ctr. (in black ink): Quelques rudes que soient les atteintes de Mars, / Et les coups que son bras porte de toutes pars, / Cela n’estonne point l’inuincible courage / De ceux dont la valeur scait combattre l’orage, / Et qui pour s’acquerir le tiltre de guerriers, / Du sang des ennemis arrousent leur Lauriers.; lwr. r. (in black ink): 3
Accession Number:  MH 1959.28.M.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

A dense body of soldiers on horseback fight in close combat. Dying figures lay strewn across the ground. Armies of soldiers stretch far out into the distance under a tumultuous sky.

soldiers; horses; military; military; battles; battlefields; violence; deaths; social commentary; prints

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