Jacques Callot

France, b.1592, d.1635

Dévastation d’un monastère

Devastation of a monastery
  • 1633
  • Etching
  • Purchased, 1986
  • 83 x 185mm
  • 86/44

In 1633, Louis XIII’s France invaded the Duchy of Lorraine, ravaging its capital Nancy and the surrounding countryside. Callot was born in Nancy, and published his eighteen etching series The Miseries and Misfortunes of War later that year in response to these shocking events.

(Out of Time, 23 September 2023 – 28 April 2024)

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