Destruction of a Convent, plate six from The Miseries of War

A work made of etching on paper.
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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

Inscribed: Here, in a sacrilegious and barbarous action, these maddened, avaricious demons pillage and burn everything, demolishing the altars, laugh at the respect due to the Immortals, and drag from the holy places the disconsolate virgins, whom they dare to carry off to be violated.

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Artist

Jacques Callot

Title

Destruction of a Convent, plate six from The Miseries of War

Origin

France

Date

1633

Medium

Etching on paper

Dimensions

81.5 × 186 mm (plate); 120 × 224 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Joseph Brooks Fair Fund

Reference Number

1936.342

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