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The Dramatic Image: Baroque Prints of the 17th Century

Jacques Callot
French, 1592–1635

Title Page

Translated inscription:
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

Recruitment of Troops

Translated inscription:
That metal which Pluto encloses within his veins, which at the same time causes peace and war, draws the soldier, without fear of danger, from the place of his birth to foreign lands, where, having embarked to follow the military, his virtue must arm itself against vice.

The Battle

Translated inscription:
However rough may be the assaults of Mars and the blows that his arm strikes everywhere, that does not shake the invincible courage of those whose valor can combat the storm, and who, in order to win the name of warrior, shed the blood of their enemies for their own glory.

from Les Grandes Misères et Malheurs de la Guerre
(The Great Miseries and Misfortunes of War)

Etching, 1633
Purchased with funds from the Libbey Endowment, Gift of Edward Drummond Libbey, 1982.130a-c