Knife Fight, 1653

  • Adriaen van Ostade, Dutch, 1610-1685

Etching printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Framed: Plate: 4 7/8 × 5 3/4 inches (12.4 × 14.6 cm) Sheet: 5 1/8 × 6 inches (13 × 15.2 cm)

45.346.2

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Violence
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Knife (cutting tool)
  • Etching

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

In plate below image, lower left edge: A. ostade 1653

Stamp in brown, verso: A. Freiherr von Lanna (Lugt 2733); stamp in purple, verso: Andre-Jean Hachette (Lugt 132); unidentified stamp in black, verso (initials and last name in cursive script, same stamp on 40.3)

Many notations in pencil, verso

Provenance

A. Freiherr von Lanna; Andre Jean Hachette Hal H. Smith; 1945-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Rights Status

Adriaen van Ostade, Knife Fight, 1653, etching printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, 45.346.2.