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L'Enfer
  • Jacques Callot
    1592–1635
    born: Nancy, Duchy of Lorraine (present-day France) ; died: Nancy, Duchy of Lorraine (present-day France)
  • L'Enfer, 1612
  • Where object was made: France
  • etching, printed from four copperplates, on four sheets of paper (joined).
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 724 x 855 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 28 1/2 x 33 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 725 x 859 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 28 1/2 x 33 13/16 in
    Frame Dimensions: 36 1/4 x 40 1/4 x 1 in
    Weight: 14 lbs
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0167
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Image depicting a detailed picture of varies figures and demons/devils struggling and fighting on five plateaus with the Devil/Satan placed on the very top tier devouring a human body. This image is depicting the layers of hell and the struggle that takes place within it. Around the staged layers is a wall that surrounds the figures. On bottom left corner we see a boat throwing figures into the center of the image.