This scene is a copy in reverse of the print by Jacques Callot “La Battaille” (The battle), from the series “Les misères et les malheurs de la guerre”. However, the unnamed artist has not made an exact copy but added or changed many features; in particular adding trees on either side, and depicting the rising smoke plumes in a rather different manner.
The original print was etched by Jacques Callot c.1633. This copy was likely made in the 17th century.
Condition: Clear dark impression with margins on 3 sides (see photos)
On laid paper
Reference: Lieure 1927 1341 (loose copy, in reverse)
Jacques Callot, 1592-1635 was a printmaker of mostly etchings, born & died in Nancy, who worked in Florence, Paris and Nancy. He developed innovations in etchings, and was a recognized master. He made more than 1,400 etchings that chronicled the life of his period, featuring soldiers, clowns, drunkards, Gypsies, beggars, as well as court life. Famous for his series on the “Miseries of War” and for small prints with much detail.
- After Jacques Callot
- Title of artwork
- La Bataille (Battle)
- 17th Century
- Not signed
- See description
- Sold with frame
- Image size
- 18.3×7.6 cm