Painted Prints - The Revelation  of Color
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The Battle for the Trousers
1555
Unidentified artist and unidentified colorist
Netherlandish, mid-sixteenth century
Woodcut with transparent washes, applied through stencils
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

This woodcut was an inexpensive production—the woodblock was crudely cut and the colors applied in a slapdash fashion. Most likely, it amused the clientele at a tavern or brothel.
Why is the wife taking her husband’s pants?