Third Plate on the Top at Upper Right, from an etching on six plates of a central battle scene framed by ten additional plates, entitled 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 shows the eastern part of the Île de Ré and its salt marshes. At the lower right of the plate, the village of Les Ports is depicted, having been invaded by troops. The Île de l'Oye is shown at the the lower left of the plate.

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