This print shows a church set on fire and demolished by soldiers while luting is going on. The priest has been captured. No. 3 from a series of 6: ‘Misere de la guerre.’
Made by Jacques Callot after own design.
Etching on on a fine handlaid (verge, with narrow chainlines) paper. Watermark: No.
Sheet size: 12.5 x 6.5 cm (4.92 x 2.56 inch). Image size: 11.5 x 5.5 cm. (4.53 x 2.17 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Small crease in upper left corner. One dot of glue remains. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
SOLDIERS-BURNING CHURCH-LUTING-CAPTURING PRIEST-WAR
This attractive print was published as no. 2 from a series of 6: ‘Misere de la guerre.’, first published in 1632-1636 by Callot’s best friend and publisher Israel Henriet (1590 -1661). .
Reference: Ref: Lieure 1337-2(2).