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Frontispiece, from The Miseries of War

A work made of etching on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching on paper.

Date:

1633

Artist:

Jacques Callot (French, 1592-1635)
published by Israël Henriet (French, 1590-1661)

About this artwork

In the 18 prints comprising Callot’s most prominent series, the political spirit following the Thirty Years’ War that decimated Lorraine, his native region, is evident. Although published almost 200 years prior, The Miseries of War is said to have inspired Francisco de Goya’s series The Disasters of War, to which it is often compared. The frontispiece reads: “The / Miseries and the / Misfortunes / of War/ Represented by Jacques Callot / Lorraine Noble / and published by Israel / his friend / in Paris / 1633 / With the Privilege of the King.”

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Artist

Jacques Callot

Title

Frontispiece, from The Miseries of War

Origin

France

Date

Published 1633

Medium

Etching on paper

Dimensions

90 × 190 mm (plate); 127 × 231 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Joseph Brooks Fair Fund

Reference Number

1936.337

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