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L'Erolement des troupes, between late 18th and 19th century

  • French
  • Jacques Callot, French, 1592-1635

Etching printed in black ink on wove paper

  • Sheet (trimmed within plate mark): 3 3/8 × 7 1/2 inches (8.6 × 19.1 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S216.2

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)

French; after Jacques Callot, L'Erolement des troupes, between late 18th and 19th century, etching printed in black ink on wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S216.2.