Art/ Collection/ Art Object

La Pendasion (The Hanging), from Les Misères et les Mal-Heures de la Guerre (The Miseries and Misfortunes of War), plate 11

Series/Portfolio:
Les Misères et les Mal-Heures de la Guerre
Artist:
Jacques Callot (French, Nancy 1592–1635 Nancy)
Printer:
Israël Henriet (French, Nancy ca. 1590–1661 Paris)
Date:
1633
Medium:
Etching; second state of three (Lieure)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 1/2 × 11 7/16 in. (19 × 29 cm) Plate: 3 1/4 × 7 5/16 in. (8.2 × 18.6 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Bequest of Edwin De T. Bechtel, 1957
Accession Number:
57.650.418(11)
Not on view
Inscription: At lower left: Israel ex. Cum Privil. Reg.
At lower left: A la fin ces Voleurs infames et perdus, / Comme fruits malheureux a cet arbre pendus / [continued at bottom center]
At bottom center: Monstrent bien que le crime (horrible et noire engeance) / Est luy mesme instrument de honte de vengeance, / [continued at lower right]
At lower right: Et que cest le Destin de homme vicieux / D'esprouuer tost ou tard la iustice des Cieux.
At lower right: 11

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Edwin De Turck Bechtel; Donor: Edwin De Turck Bechtel
Bibliothèque Nationale II. 237.1339-1356; Lieure III.76.1349 ii/iii; Meaume 574
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