Search Results:

Viewing Record 1 of 1

Maker(s):Callot, Jacques
Culture:French (1592-1635)
Title:L’Arquebusade [The Firing Squad] Plate 12 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: 3 5/16 in x 7 5/16 in; 8.41375 cm x 18.57375 cm; Plate: 3 3/16 in x 7 1/4 in; 8.09625 cm x 18.415 cm; Image: 3 1/8 in x 7 3/16 in; 7.9375 cm x 18.25625 cm
Narrative Inscription:  Recto: ctr. l. (in black ink): Callot inv. et fec.; lwr. ctr. (in black ink): Ceux qui pour obéir à leur mauuais Génie / Manquent à leur deuoir, usent de tyrannie, / Ne se plaisent qu’au mal violent la raison ; / Et dont les actions pleines de trahison / Produisent dans le Camp mil sanglans vacarmes. / Sont ainsi chastiez, et passez par les armes." Translation: “Those who, in obedience to their evil genius, fail in their duty, use tyranny, take pleasure only in evil and violate reason, and whose treason-filled actions produce a thousand bloody uproars in the camp, and thus chastised and shot.; lwr. r. (in black ink): 12
Accession Number:  MH 1959.37.M.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Soldiers shoot at a man tied to a post at center. The dead lie at his feet. Soldiers observe from the left.

deaths; men; soldiers; firearms; weapons; military; tents; flags; animals; social commentary

Link to share this object record:

Research on objects in the collections, including provenance, is ongoing and may be incomplete. If you have additional information or would like to learn more about a particular object, please email

2 Related Media Items

Viewing Record 1 of 1