The Battle of Lützen occurred November 16, 1632…one of many battles of the Thirty Years’ War. This is a remarkable story about discovering the mass graves of the 6,000 to 9,000 soldiers who died that day.
When we think about images from the 1630s, we often think about the landscape paintings of Claude Lorrain and Nicolas Poussin, such as Claude’s Mill on a River from 1631 (MFA, Boston). Such images present us with an idealized view
Jacques Callot’s The Battle, from his Large Miseries of War series of 1633, has a quality of documentation to it.