La Maraude (The Pillage of an Inn ; Scene of Pillage)

Jacques Callot, French, 1592 - 1635

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1633

Etching on laid paper

Plate: 3 1/4 × 7 5/16 in. (8.2 × 18.5 cm)

Sheet: 3 3/4 × 7 7/8 in. (9.6 × 20 cm)

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

PR.991.8.4

Portfolio / Series Title

Plate 4 from Les Grandes Misères et malheurs de la guerre (The Great Miseries and Misfortunes of War)

Publisher

Israël Henriet, Paris

Geography

Place Made: France, Europe

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Print

Research Area

Print

Not on view

Inscriptions

Inscribed, in plate, within image, lower right: Israel ex. Cum Priuil. Regis; inscribed, in graphite, lower right: 4; inscribed, in graphite, on support, lower right: 1342 I/III; Watermark, lower center: [under image] [indistinct]

Label

Ordinary people come under attack as soldiers begin to destroy a country inn. A man and a woman peer from their windows, only beginning to grasp the action unfolding below. Armed with pikes and firearms, the soldiers have quickly overtaken the unwitting civilians. In the center, one man in aristocratic dress challenges the soldiers with his sword, although his companion in the foreground has just lost his fight. Some troops already depart the inn, laden with goods they have stolen. A woman, perhaps the innkeeper, attempts, in vain, to stop one thieving soldier. Although the faces of Callot’s figures are almost unreadable given the small size of the work, their bodily gestures communicate their fear, horror, and rage. The artist’s attention to the war beyond the battlefield is also the subject of Plates 6 and 7 from the series, on display nearby.

From the 2023 exhibition Recording War: Images of Violence 1500 – 1900, curated by Elizabeth Rice Mattison, Andrew W. Mellon Associate Curator of Academic Programming

Course History

Anthropology 3.01, Introduction to Anthropology, Charis Ford Morrison Boke 1, Summer 2023

Studio Art 27.01/28.01/74.01, Printmaking I/II/III, Josh Dannin, Summer 2024

Facilitated Experience: Special Tour - From Goya to Photojournalism, Summer 2023

Exhibition History

A Gift to the College: The Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Weil Jr. Collection of Master Prints, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 17-December 20, 1998.

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.

Recording War: Images of Violence, 1500-1900, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 23-December 9, 2023.

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, p.57, ill. p.56, listed, p.84, no. 37.

Goldfarb, Hilliard T., Wolf, Reva. "Fatal Consequences: Callot, Goya, and the Horrors of War." Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, page 84.

Provenance

Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York, 1975; Christie's, New York, November 2, 1983, lot 18 (bought in); sold to Adolph Weil, Jr., Montgomery, Alabama, privately after the sale; given to present collection, 1991.

Catalogue Raisonne

Lieure 1342

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