Le Pendaison (The Hanging)

Jacques Callot (French, 1592-1635)

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"He saw the poor state to which the Lorraine had been reduced after the fall of Nancy and he made plans to return to Florence, where he could work peacefully, but his death trumped his plans . . . Callot did not have the satisfaction of having children in his marriage, but in recompense, he had the advantage of producing so many others from his spirit and hand who will never die, that one can say that he left a greater legacy, much more glorious for himself than that of many fathers whose children often do not bring them any honor."

-- André Felibien, 1666

Sotheby's, New York, New York, 1987; purchased by Walter and Joan Wolf, Indianapolis, Indiana; given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2008.

Object Information

artist
Jacques Callot (French, 1592-1635)
creation date
1633
materials
etching on off-white laid paper
dimensions
3 1/4 x 7 3/8 in. (image)
3 5/8 x 7 1/2 in. (sheet)
series
Les Grandes misères de la guerre (The Large Miseries of War)
accession number
2008.796.11
credit line
Gift of Joan and Walter Wolf
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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