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Maker(s):Callot, Jacques
Culture:French (1592-1635)
Title:Le Pillage d’une Ferme [Plundering a Large Farmhouse] Plate 5 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/Plate/Image: 3 3/8 in x 7 3/8 in; 8.5725 cm x 18.7325 cm
Narrative Inscription:  Recto: lwr. ctr. (in black ink): Callot inv. et fec.; lwr. ctr. (in black ink): Voyla les beaux exploits de ces cœurs inhumains / Ils rauagent partout rien n’echappe à leurs mains / L’un pour auoir de l’or, inuente des supplices / L’autre à mil forfaicts anime ses compliees ; / Et tous d’un mesme accord commettent méchamment / Le vol, le rapt, le meurtre, et le violement.; lwr. r. (in black ink): 5
Accession Number:  MH 1959.30.M.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Interior view of a farmhouse. Soldiers attack the civilians, steal their food, and kill their animals. One man pulls at a woman's hair as she tries to flee, while another holds a man at knife-point.

farms; houses; interiors; soldiers; attacks; violence; deaths; knives; animals; bodies; food

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