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Drawing, Isometric View of Torra de Ottaggio

This is a drawing. It was style of Jacques Callot. It is dated 1610–35 and we acquired it in 1948. Its medium is pen and brown ink on cream laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Grafton H. Pyne. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Grafton H. Pyne.

Its dimensions are

28.3 × 38.2 cm (11 1/8 × 15 1/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower center: A Torra di Ottaggio attaccata alli [...] di Aprile 1625 / da S.A. di Sanoia / B Castello che si dette fuoco p[er] suspetto dell Inimico / a alcuni barili di poluere, e uolo [...] / C Venuta dell Duca di Sausia / D posto dello squadrone di Lodovico Guasco che / si ritiro, e fu rotto e si impadrouirono dell Borgo (A Castle and village of Ottaggio attacked on April 8, 1625 by His Highness of Savoy / B Castle which was blown up by firing (igniting) some kegs of powder, a work suspected to have been done by the enemy. [The castle] blew in [...] / C Road of access followed by the Duke of Savoy / D Site in which the squadron of Lodovico Guasco was located. [This squadron] retreated, was utterly defeated and thus [the invaders] captured the town.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Isometric View of Torra de Ottaggio; Style of Jacques Callot ; France; pen and brown ink on cream laid paper; 28.3 × 38.2 cm (11 1/8 × 15 1/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. Grafton H. Pyne; 1948-118-67

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