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The Great Miseries of War

1633

Why is it canonical?

This series of 18 etchings portrays the horrors of the Thirty Years War and its impact on the vulnerable and impoverished. Callot produced this work during a time of artistic resurgence in France, loosely a part of the Baroque period but more aligned to its own genre of Louis XIV classicism.

Creators

Jacques Callot

Locations

France

Media

Etching

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Jacques Callot, Hangman's Tree from The Great Miseries of War

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