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circle of jan steen 1629 1679peasants merrymaking in an interior

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SA663561

Circle Of Jan Steen, 1629 - 1679 peasants Merrymaking In An Interior

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£800 | $1,115 USD | €932 EUR
Item Number: SA663561
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Artware Fineart
This antique has been viewed 18 times in the past month with the most views from France.

Description

Circle of Jan Steen, 1629 - 1679
Peasants Merrymaking in an Interior
oil on panel
11 x 10 in. (28 x 26 cm.)
Jan Steen was the humorist among Dutch painters. He persevered, creating nearly eight hundred pictures, most with a moral beneath the wit. A prosperous brewer's son, Steen enrolled in Leyden University in 1646, but by 1648 he was helping to found the Leyden Guild of Saint Luke. His teachers may have included Nikolaus Knüpfer. Steen was not one to stay put; he lived in The Hague; Haarlem; Leyden, where he ran a tavern; and Delft, where he leased a brewery. He married Jan van Goyen's daughter.
Steen dated few paintings and frequently varied his style. His range included riotous tavern scenes and gentle lessons. His commonplace interiors with ordinary people look straightforward, but he usually included a moral, sometimes as an inscription. Allusions to old proverbs,emblems, literature, and the theater abound. A lifelong Catholic, he painted more than sixty religious pictures, usually treating them like incidents in seventeenth-century Holland and not holding back on the humanity or humor. Steen's skill in rendering light and texture rank him with Gerard ter Borch. He frequently portrayed himself in pictures--not necessarily flatteringly. The Dutch call a lively, untidy home a "Jan Steen household".
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Dimensions

Height = 11 cm (4.3")
Width = 10 cm (3.9")
Depth = 2 cm (0.8")


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