First Plate on the Top at Upper Left, from an etching on six plates of a central battle scene framed by ten additional plates; "Siège de la Citadelle de St-Martin dans l'Île de Ré" (Siege of the Citadel of St. Martin on the Île de Ré)

Jacques Callot French

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The depiction of the Siege of the Citadel of St. Martin on the Île de Ré was commissioned by Louis XIII in 1628. The plates illustrate French victory at the command of Cardinal Richelieu. This plate depicts the west coast of the Île de Ré at the right center of the plate. At the upper right of this portion of the plate, the village of Ste. Marie is shown, flanked by two windmills. A naval battle is taking place at the left center of the plate.

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