This print shows a soldier on horseback been shot by two men. On the left and right foreground we see men been slaughtering while laying on the ground. In the backgound we see a hangman in the tree. No. 2 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. Pinholes in corners. Remains of glue in upper corners. Diagonal crease. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
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).