Les Martyrs du Japon (Martyrs of Japan), from the series Le Combat à la Barrière (Combat at the Barrier)

Jacques Callot, French, 1592 - 1635


about 1627; published after 1661

Etching on paper

Plate: 6 5/8 × 4 1/2 in. (16.8 × 11.5 cm)

Sheet: 6 13/16 × 4 3/4 in. (17.3 × 12 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund



Israel Silvestre, Paris


Place Made: France, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, within image, lower left: I. Silvestre ex. / Callot fec. cum priuil. Regis.; inscribed, in plate, lower center margin: Le Pourtraict des premier 23 Martire mis en Croix par la predicaon. de la S. foy au Giappon / soubs l'Empe. Taicosam en la Cité de Mongasachi, de lordre des freres mineurs Obseruantin de S. François.

Exhibition History

Death and Dying: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 55, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 11-March 26, 1995.


The Book & Print Shop, Cora McDevitt Wilson (1880-1975), Hanover, New Hampshire; sold to present collection, 1955.

Catalogue Raisonne

Lieure 594; Meaume 155

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