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Maker(s):Callot, Jacques
Culture:French (1592-1635)
Title:Le Bucher [The Stake] Plate 13 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 3/8 in; 8.41375 cm x 18.7325 cm; Plate: 3 1/4 in x 7 5/16 in; 8.255 cm x 18.57375 cm; Image: 3 1/8 in x 7 1/4 in; 7.9375 cm x 18.415 cm
Narrative Inscription:  Recto: ctr. l. (in black ink): Callot inv. et fec.; lwr. ctr. (in black ink): Ces ennemis du Ciel qui pechent mil fois / Contre les saincts Decrets et les diuines Loix / Font gloire méchamment de piller et d’abattre / Les Temples du vray Dieu d’une main idolatre ; / Mais pour punition des les auoir brulez / Ils sont eux mesmes enfin aux flammes immolez.; lwr. r. (in black ink): 13
Accession Number:  MH 1959.38.M.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Battalions of soldiers gather before a church. A fire burns at the feet of a man tied to a stake at center.

deaths; men; soldiers; firearms; weapons; military; tents; flags; crowds; fires; social commentary

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