Three Men Struggling in an Interior

A work made of etching in black on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching in black on cream laid paper.




Jonas Suyderhoef (Dutch, c. 1613-1686)
after Gerard ter Borch (Dutch, 1617-1681)

About this artwork

Jonas Suyderhoef was a reproductive etcher and engraver who made 138 prints after more than 50 artists during his career. He is known for his achievement of chiaroscuro effects, evident here in a lively genre scene after Gerard ter Borch, one of the foremost Dutch artists specializing in scenes of everyday life and portraiture.
Cards and money are strewn about as a Dutch soldier, armed with a knife, attacks another, presumably over a lost game of cards. Knocked off his stool and falling backward, the second soldier loses his hat as the attacker lunges for his neck; another soldier half-heartedly makes an attempt to restrain his comrade. As an agitated man appears on the staircase, armed with a large pair of tongs, the fate of the victim remains ambiguous.

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Prints and Drawings


Jonas Suyderhoef


Three Men Struggling in an Interior


The Netherlands




Etching in black on cream laid paper


286 x 377 mm (image); 288 x 378 mm (sheet); cut within platemark

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The Amanda S. Johnson and Marion J. Livingston Endowment Fund

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