"Callot's etchings contain a tremendous number of very small figures, one set of them deals with the horrors of the Thirty Years War"

   Jacque Callot (1592–1635) was an influential printmaker, whose etchings depicted scenes and figures from all walks of 17th-century life.  Freud refers to his best known series of prints, The Miseries of War (1633), depicting the brutality inflicted on solider and civilian alike during the 'Thirty Years War'.