Enrolling the Troops

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Title

Enrolling the Troops

Description

When the French monarchy under Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu besieged Lorraine in 1631 through 1633 in an attempt to annex it, Callot depicted the conflict in his homeland with his most notable series of prints "The Miseries and Disasters of War." In the 1633 etching "Enrolling the Troops" from the large "Miseries and Disasters of War," Callot depicts the enrollment of the soldiers and the preparation of the militia. He leads the viewer's eye in a rhythmic pattern amongst the group of soldiers as the scene recedes along the horizon. He depicts the uniformed leaders as if they are actors in polite consultation, who know nothing of the harsh realities and death that is to come.

Creator

Callot, Jacques

Type

Still Image

Identifier

callot-miseres.jpg

Files

callot-miseres.jpe

Citation

Callot, Jacques, “Enrolling the Troops,” Artistic Treasures from the Knox College Special Collections & Archives, accessed August 21, 2018, https://knox.omeka.net/items/show/72.