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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2004.109
People
Adriaen van de Venne, Dutch (Delft 1589 - 1662 The Hague)
Title
"Lief om Leet" ("Love Leads to Suffering")
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
17th century
Culture
Dutch
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/219697
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on panel
Dimensions
54.7 x 71.1 cm (21 9/16 x 28 in.)
framed: 65 x 80.8 cm (25 9/16 x 31 13/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l.: AP: V: Venn
  • inscription: l.r., oil: [in cartouche:] Lief om Leet
  • inscription: back of panel, black paint: 17 [visible only under IR; see curatorial file for photos]
  • inscription: back of panel, black paint: A [visible only under IR; see curatorial file for photos]
  • label: back of panel, paper, black ink, printed: [mostly torn away:] Vo[ ]en
  • inscription: back of panel, white chalk: [ZW/K/]?
  • inscription: back of panel, white chalk: [3B"3]?
Provenance
Princesse de Merode, Brussels. Sold [through Christie's, Amsterdam, May 6, 1993, lot 76]; to [Vermeer Associates Limited, Ontario], sold; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2004
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Kate, Maurice R. and Melvin R. Seiden Special Purchase Fund in memory of Philip A. Straus and in honor of Lynn Straus
Accession Year
2004
Object Number
2004.109
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Annelies Plokker, Adriaen Pietersz. van de Venne (1589-1662): de grisailles met spreukbanden, Acco (Leuven, Netherlands, 1984), no. 69, p. 177

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