Frontispiece, Plate 1 from the series Les Grandes Misères et malheurs de la guerre (The Large Miseries and Misfortunes of War)

Jacques Callot, French, 1592 - 1635



Etching on laid paper

Plate: 3 5/8 × 7 9/16 in. (9.2 × 19.2 cm)

Sheet: 4 7/16 × 8 5/16 in. (11.2 × 21.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Adolph Weil Jr., Class of 1935



Israël Henriet, Paris


Place Made: France, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in brown ink, upper left: no. 18 - r 4; inscribed, in plate, center: LES / MISERES ET LES / MALH-HEURS / DE LA GUERRE. / Representez Par IACQVES CALLOT / ET mis en lumiere Par ISRAE / Son amy. / A PARIS / 1633 / Avec Priuilege du Roy; on mount, inscribed, in graphite, lower center: 244 / 18; on mount, inscribed, in graphite, lower right: 1339 II/III; Collector's mark, inscribed, in brown ink, upper center: G.P [unidentified] Watermark, lower center: [under image] [indistinct]

Exhibition History

Fatal Consequences: Callot, Goya, and the Horrors of War, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 9-December 12, 1990.

Piranesi-Goya; Roma fantastica and the Sleep of Reason and Francisco Goya and Jake & Dinos Chapman: Disasters of War, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 27, 2001-March 17, 2002.

The Four Faces of War: Callot, Goya, Kollwitz and Bellows, The William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, October 23-December 22, 2004.

Publication History

Timothy Rub, Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann, Kelly Pask, "A Gift to the College: The Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Weil Jr. Collection of Master Prints", Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1998, listed, p.84, no. 35.

Hilliard T. Golldfarb, Reva Wolf, Fatal Consequences: Callot, Goya, and the Horrors of War, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hood Museum of Art, page 83.


Christie's, New York, November 2, 1983, lot 18 (bought in); sold to Adolph Weil, Jr. (1915-1995), Montgomery, Alabama, privately after the sale; given to present collection, 1991.

Catalogue Raisonne

Lieure 1339; Meaume 564

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