An image of The hanging

Jacques Callot

(France 1592 – 24 Mar 1635)

The hanging, from the suite The Miseries and Misfortunes of War

Location
Temporary exhibitions gallery
Further information

In 1623 Callot was appointed artist at the court of Lorraine under the patronage of Duke Henri II. This series of prints shows aspects of soldiers' lives from the time they enlist until they receive rewards from their commanders. It is based on events of the Thirty Years War (1618-48), a series of conflicts fought principally on the territory of today's Germany, and broadly defined by the struggle between France and the Habsburgs for dominance in Europe. Callot's etching style, characterized by elegant swelling lines, is not unlike that of engraving.

Year
1633
Media
Print, Book
Medium
etching
Dimensions
8.1 x 18.6 cm platemark; 12.5 x 22.2 cm sheet (irreg.); 12.6 x 22.0 x 0.5 cm book
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1963
Accession number
DO10.1963.11