Beating the guilty. Old print Cruelty in Antiquity Calmet 1731
Title: Het Geeselen van den Schuldigen op de Pijnbank Uitgerekt Zijnde.
Description: Beating the guilty on the rack with stretching the body, Cruelty in Antiquity. Copper engraved print by Calmet
Artist: Antoine Augustin Calmet, a French Benedictine monk, was born at Ménil-la-Horgne. Calmet was greatly admired by the philosopher Voltaire, who visited the abbey on several occasions. Origin: Historical Dictionary and Critique of the Bible, Paris, 1731.
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Image app.: 7.5 x 5.25 inches. 19 x 12.5 cm + borders. Condition: Very good.