Adriaen van de Venne
Dutch, 1589-1662

Battle for the Breeches, c. 1635
Oil on panel
Purchase, Friends of the Vassar College Art Gallery Fund
Period: 16th c / 17th c
Classification: Painting
Dimensions: Framed: 27 3/8 x 36 7/8 x 1 1/4 in. (69.53 x 93.66 x 3.18 cm) Unframed: 20 1/2 x 31 in. (52.07 x 78.74 cm)
Signatures, Inscriptions and Markings v
Remnant of cradling with inscription in ink(?) soaked into wook: [B?] 24 (see sketch).
Provenance v
Purchase by the Friends of the Vassar Art Gallery, 1985.
Published References v
Zirka Z. Filipczak, Hot Dry Men, Cold Wet Women: The Theory of Humors in Western European Art, 1997.
Exhibition History v
Omaha, Nebraska, Joslyn Art Museum, Sarasota, Florida John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Little Rock, Arkansas, Arkansas Art Center, (by American Federation of the Arts) "Hot Dry Men, Cold Wet Women: The Theory of Humors and Depictions of Men and Women in Western European Art of the 1600s," August 1, 1997-June 1, 1998.
Description v
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