The Battle between officers Bréauté and Gerard Abrahamsz., called Lekkerbeetje, at Vught, 5 February 1600 oil on panel 44.5 x 64cm (17 1/2 x 25 3/16in).
The present composition is based on a presumed original composition by Vrancx, of which several versions are known but none of which has been fully accepted.
The painting depicts a celebrated incident that occurred during the Dutch War of Independence after Bréauté, a French nobleman in the service of Prince Maurits of Orange, had insulted the Lord of Grobbendonck, the Governor of the pro-Spanish city of s'Hertogenbosch. A duel between the two was subsequently arranged, but it was soon realised that Grobbendonck had sent his lieutenant, Lekkerbeetje, in his place. Furious, Bréauté immediately killed him and a violent battle ensued in which the Frenchman was eventually defeated and killed.