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Maker(s):Callot, Jacques
Culture:French (1592-1635)
Title:L’Estrapade [The Strappado] Plate 10 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: 15 15/16 in x 22 in; 40.48125 cm x 55.88 cm; Sheet: 3 5/16 in x 7 7/16 in; 8.41375 cm x 18.89125 cm; Plate/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): Callot inv. et fec.; lwr. ctr. (in black ink): Ce n’est pas sans raison que les grands Cappitaines / Comme bien aduisez, ont inuenté ces peines / Contre les faineants, et les Blasphemateurs / Traistres à leurs devoirs, querelleux, et menteurs. / De qui les actions par le vice aueuglées / Rendent celles dautruy laches et desreglées.; lwr r. (in black ink): 10
Accession Number:  MH 1959.35.M.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Battalions of soldiers stand in formation within an urban landscape. A man hangs by his bound hands high up from the top of a strappado. A firing squad aims their weapons. Bound men wait in line.

urban; landscapes; buildings; churches; military; attacks; soldiers; weapons; military; social commentary

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