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W17 Blouin - HISTORY 202 - Doing History 

Representations of Warfare

This engraving reproduces a relief sculpture from the second century CE of Roman soldiers under Emperor Trajan conquering the Dacians in what is today Romania. The sculpture was later removed from its original monument built to honor Trajan and incorporated into the Arch of Constantine, erected in Rome by the emperor Constantine between 312 and 315.<br />
The relief depicts mounted Roman soldiers, dressed in their characteristic armor and helmets, surging to the left and right from the center of the scene. A group of soldiers sounding horns stands in their midst. The Romans&#39; vanquished Dacian foes lie trampled beneath the horses&#39; hooves.
Nicolas Beatrizet
Combat of Romans and Dacians (after a relief on the Arch of Constantine, Rome)
1553
engraving | laid paper
Museum Purchase
1960/2.41
This woodcut features a multitude of armored figures, some of which are on horseback, engaged in a battle with swords and lances in a hilly countryside. Two cannons are arranged on the lower right in the foreground and one cannon is being manipulated by a figure in the lower left corner of the composition. Various flags are included in the image including one with a Burgundian cross. In the distance of the scene there is a walled town with mountains positioned behind it.<br />
Hans Burgkmair
Two Scenes of Armies Fighting
1500 – 1532
woodcut | laid paper
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
2012/2.179
Jacques Callot
Assaut de deux forteresses (Assault on Two Fortresses) from "La Vie de Ferdinand Ier de Médicis."
1616
engraving | paper
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
1957/2.46
Jacques Callot
Siege of La Rochelle, one of 6 plates
etching | ivory laid paper
Museum Purchase
1976/1.218
Jacques Callot
The Peasants' Revenge, No. 17 from 'Les Grandes Misères de la Guerre'
1633
etching | paper
Anonymous Gift for The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
1972/2.369
This black and white print shows a winter mountain scene with steep snow covered peaks and a compound of buildings in the pass between them. There is a large crowd of soldiers, some on foot and some on horseback, who are gathered around their commander. He stands on a snowy rise and points to a friar who holds a basket of bread. Other friars walk among the foot soldiers to distribute bread. There is French writing below the scene that identifies the title, artist and publisher of the print.
Théodore Géricault
Napoleon at the St. Bernard Pass (Passage de Mont St. Bernard)
1822
lithograph | cream wove paper
Gift of Gilbert Frimet
1986/2.80
Théodore Géricault
Retour de Russie
1818
lithograph | paper
The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
1969/2.73
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
What a Soldier!, from"Los Proverbios" (also known as "Los Disparates")
1877
etching and brushed aquatint | paper
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Clarence J. Boldt, Jr.
1990/2.5
A group of soldiers stand and sit in a landscape; some face the camera while others are posed engaged in conversation. Behind them stand several tall trees and between them a tent with the flaps decorated with an American flag. Seated alone to the left is a young African-American man holding a broom.
Mathew Brady
Engineering Corps
1861
albumen print | paper
Museum Purchase
1978/2.31
Army Reinactment. Soldiers passing over wounded soldiers. One is carrying the American flag.
Robert A. Zeichner
Don't Look at Them, from "Antietam: The Lost Images Portfolio I"
1997
toned gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
2013/1.272
Photograph of a long procession of soldiers marching in a rural landscape.
André Kertész
Forced March to the Front between Lonié and Mitulen
1915
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Edward M. Strauss
1985/1.125.9
Photograph of a man sitting on the sidewalk next to a covered wagon, surrounded by trunks, satchels, and other objects. The man looks at two puppies in the left foreground of the image.
André Kertész
Transport
1918
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Edward M. Strauss
1985/1.125.8

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