La Maraude (Marauding)

Jacques Callot (French, 1592-1635)

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The Miseries of War was conceived during an era of almost constant conflict across Europe known as the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648). While primarily a struggle between Catholic and Protestant forces, there were also political debts to settle.

The standing armies of the day were mainly composed of ill-paid career mercenaries who had little allegiance and who habitually marauded through the countryside pillaging, looting and killing the populace as Callot depicts in his series.

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 5/8 in. (sheet)
series
Les Grandes misères de la guerre (The Large Miseries of War)
accession number
2008.796.4
credit line
Gift of Joan and Walter Wolf
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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