Artist after Jacques Callot, French, 1592-1635
Designer French
Title
  • L'Erolement des troupes
  • The Miseries of War (series title)
Date between late 18th and 19th century
Medium etching printed in black ink on wove paper
Dimensions Sheet (trimmed within plate mark): 3 3/8 × 7 1/2 inches (8.6 × 19.1 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S216.2
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed in plate, lower right edge of image: Callot inv. et fec.
In plate, below image, lower left: Ce Metal que Pluton dans ses veines enserre, | Qui faict en mesme temps, et la paix, et la guerre.
Lower center: Attire le soldat, sans creinte des dangers, Du lieu de sa naissance, aux Paris estrangers
Lower right: Ou s'estant embarque pour sunire la Milice, | Il faut que sa vertu s'arme contre le vice.
Lower right corner: 2
October 1887, purchased by James E. Scripps from street vendor (Paris, France);
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)