Jan Steen

Jan Steen - Large Format Fine Art Prints and Reproductions
Jan Havickszoon Steen (c. 1626 – buried 3 February 1679) was a Dutch genre painter of the 17th century (also known as the Dutch Golden Age). Psychological insight, sense of humour and abundance of colour are marks of his trade.
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Bathsheba After the Bath

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Bathsheba stares brazenly out at the viewer while a maidservant trims her toenails. King David, who saw her beauty and desired her, sent her a summons to appear at his palace. Although she was married, Bathsheba was forced to comply. A popular subject, artists often portrayed Bathsheba as distraught about her dilemma. Here, Jan Steen depicted her as a...
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Children Teaching a Cat to Dance

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These children are up to mischief: they are teaching a cat to dance to the music of a shawm, a 17th-century wind instrument. While they are clearly enjoying them-selves, the cat screeches in protest, joined by a barking dog. The old man at the window angrily rebukes the children: should they not be learning something rather than giving dancing lessons to...
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Family Scene

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Family Scene. Interior with a family singing and drinking around a table. On the table a plate with a waffle, at right a young man with a pipe. At the window a singing old woman and a boy with a flute. An old man holding up a goblet with wine. A mother put her child on the table. In the foreground a young woman with a bottle in her left hand. 1660-1679,...
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Prince’s Day

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Prince’s Day! This popular feast-day celebrated the birthday (14 November 1650) of Prince William III of Orange-Nassau. How this was done is explained on the piece of paper on the floor in the middle foreground. This translates as: ‘To the health of the Nassau laddie, in one hand a rapier, and in the other a glass raised gladly.’ This is sure to boost...
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The adoration of the shepherds

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The Adoration of the Shepherds. A procession of shepherds come within the stable to worship the child. In the foreground, Mary with the Christ Child in a bed with straw. At left, a shepherd boy makes a fire. Behind the ox, an old woman gives a basket of eggs to Joseph . At right, a shepherd plays the bagpipe and a boy holds a rooster. 1660-1679,...
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The Baker Arent Oostwaard and his Wife

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A baker and his wife proudly show off their freshly baked goods. An old inscription on the back of the painting gives the couple’s name. The boy is also mentioned; he is the painter’s son. Jan Steen combined several genres in a single painting. It is simultaneously a portrait, a depiction of a profession, and a still life of bread. 1658, Rijksmuseum,...
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The Burgomaster of Delft and his Daughter

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Adolf and Catharina Croeser, Known as ‘The Burgomaster of Delft and his Daughter’. Legs wide apart and his right arm akimbo, Croeser sits on the stoop of his house on the Oude Delft canal in Delft. His thirteen-year-old daughter Catharina looks straight out at us. Jan Steen included a narrative element in this portrait: a poor woman and child beg for alms...
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The Drawing Lesson

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In this allegory of the status of the artist and the nature of his profession, a male artist instructs two pupils: a young boy and a fashionably dressed young woman. A plaster cast of a sculpture of a nude male seems to be the object of the day's exercise in how to draw, but the studio is filled with many other props and materials. On the table are pens,...
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The drunken couple

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A man and woman are so drunk that they are unaware they are being robbed. Their foolishness is underscored by the print on the partition. It depicts an owl, considered a stupid creature in the 17th century. After all, it could not see by day, not even with a candle or eyeglasses. The drunken couple is thus just as blind as the owl, a message that survives...
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The Feast of St Nicholas

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The feast of St Nicholas takes place in December. In the Netherlands, it has been celebrated in the same way for centuries. Good children receive gifts from the saint. The little girl in the foreground, for instance, has a bucket full of treats. Naughty children, like the wailing boy at the left, get only a switch (a bundle of twigs) in their shoe. Jan...
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The Merry Family

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This boisterous family is making a lot of noise: the father sings at the top of his lungs while raising a glass; the mother and grandmother chime in; and the children are either blowing into a wind instrument or smoking a long pipe. The note hanging from the mantelpiece gives away the moral of the story: ‘As the old sing, so shall the young twitter.’ What...
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The Parrot Cage

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Interior with a Woman Feeding a Parrot, Known as ‘The parrot cage’.The wealth of motifs and humorous vignettes in Jan Steen’s paintings often overshadow his great artistic flair. Steen’s mastery lies both in his subtle colour combinations and in his rendering of different kinds of textures. c. 1660-1670, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
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The Satyr and the Peasant Family

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A peasant family sits around a wooden table in a Dutch kitchen. The room's exposed rafters, assorted domestic objects on shelves, and cobbled floor are all rendered in careful detail. A woman serves a man who blows on his soup to cool it. A young child faces her, holding a spoon in his upraised hand and begging for food. A lively young woman wearing a...
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Wedding party

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Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp
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Woman at her Toilet

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This is an intimate moment – a girl undressing before going to bed. She is just pulling off a stocking. The indentation left by her garter is visible just below her knee. Her raised skirt allows the viewer a peak up along her bare legs. The image’s explicit eroticism did not always find favour; until a hundred years ago, an underskirt was painted over her...
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