8.2 x 18.7cm platemark; 12.5 x 22.2cm sheet (irreg.); 12.6 x 22.0 x 0.5cm book
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.
Peter Raissis (Australia) (Author), Le Grand Siècle, Sydney, 1997, 3. no catalogue numbers
Nicholas Draffin (Australia, b.1943, d.1995) (Curator), The bitten image: European etchings from the collection, Domain, 1980, 5. no catalogue numbers
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1963, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 04 Mar 1964–29 Mar 1964.
The Bitten Image: European etchings from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 19 Jul 1980–14 Sep 1980.
Le Grand Siècle, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 16 Jun 1997–17 Jul 1997.