Jan Steen

Jan Steen

Self-portrait, 1670

Years of life: 1626 – 1679
Artist's Teachers: Nikolaus Knüpfer, Jan van Goyen, Adriaen van Ostade, Guild of Saint Luke
Art Movement: Baroque, Dutch Golden Age
Painting School: Dutch School, Haarlem School
Genre: Religious , Mythology , Genre scenes , Portrait , Landscape
Country: Netherlands
Century: XVII

Sten, one of the best Dutch painters, ran a tavern and owned a brewery. His tavern scenes, feasts, and burgher houses with stock characters and facial expressions were popular. His portraits, mythological and religious paintings, and landscapes are also interesting.

His lively and easy manner of painting, smooth strokes, lush and pure tones (rose red, blue-green, pale yellow) add to the paintings’ vitality and reflect their character. His paintings carry an unambiguous message about drunkenness, idleness, promiscuity, etc.

Jan Steen’s major works are A Young Woman Playing a Harpsichord, c. 1659 (London: National Gallery); Skittle Players Outside an Inn, c. 1660–63 (London: National Gallery).

References:

  1. Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.

Artworks:

  • Self-portrait

    1670

    Self-portrait  •  1670

  • The Suitor

    1664

    The Suitor  •  1664

  • The Physician's Visit

    1633-1635

    The Physician's Visit  •  1633-1635

  • The Quack

    1650 - 1660

    The Quack  •  1650 - 1660

  • Woman Playing the Cittern

    1662

    Woman Playing the Cittern  •  1662

  • Rhetoricians at a Window

    1658-1665

    Rhetoricians at a Window  •  1658-1665

  • A Merry Family Feast

    1662

    A Merry Family Feast  •  1662

  • Winning speaker

    Winning speaker

  • The Doctor's Visit

    1660-1670

    The Doctor's Visit   •  1660-1670

  • The Sick Girl

    1663

    The Sick Girl  •  1663

  • Portrait of Jacoba Maria van Wassenaer (1654-1683), known as 'The Poultry Yard'

    1660

    Portrait of Jacoba Maria van Wassenaer (1654-1683), known as 'The Poultry Yard'   •  1660

  • The Tooth-Puller

    1651

    The Tooth-Puller  •  1651

  • Interior of an inn with an old man amusing himself with the landlady and two men playing backgammon, known as ‘The Double Game’

    between 1660 and 1679

    Interior of an inn with an old man amusing himself with the landlady and two men playing backgammon, known as ‘The Double Game’   •  between 1660 and 1679

  • Moses Striking the Rock

    1660-1661

    Moses Striking the Rock   •  1660-1661

  • Choice between youth and wealth

    1661-1663

    Choice between youth and wealth  •  1661-1663

  • The wedding night of Tobias and Sarah

    1660

    The wedding night of Tobias and Sarah   •  1660

  • Adolf and Catharina Croeser, known as 'The Mayor of Delft and his daughter'

    1655

    Adolf and Catharina Croeser, known as 'The Mayor of Delft and his daughter'  •  1655

  • Beware of Luxury (“In Weelde Siet Toe”)

    1663

    Beware of Luxury (“In Weelde Siet Toe”)   •  1663

  • Skittle Players outside an Inn

    1660-1663 (?)

    Skittle Players outside an Inn  •  1660-1663 (?)

  • Peasants Dancing at an Inn

    1647

    Peasants Dancing at an Inn   •  1647

  • Wine is a Mocker

    1663/1664

    Wine is a Mocker   •  1663/1664

  • The feast of St. Nicholas

    1663-1665

    The feast of St. Nicholas   •  1663-1665

  • Girl Eating Oysters

    1658 - 1660

    Girl Eating Oysters  •  1658 - 1660

  • Bakker Arent Oostwaard and his wife Catharina Keizerswaard

    1658

    Bakker Arent Oostwaard and his wife Catharina Keizerswaard  •  1658

  • Happy going home

    between 1670 and 1679

    Happy going home  •  between 1670 and 1679

  • Peasant Wedding

    1672

    Peasant Wedding  •  1672

  • Interior with a woman feeding a parrot, known as 'The Parrot Cage'

    between 1660 and 1670

    Interior with a woman feeding a parrot, known as 'The Parrot Cage'  •  between 1660 and 1670

  • Prince’s Day

    between 1660 and 1679

    Prince’s Day  •  between 1660 and 1679

  • The Caudle Makers

    1665-1670

    The Caudle Makers  •  1665-1670

  • Twelfth-Night Feast

    1662

    Twelfth-Night Feast  •  1662

  • A Pig Belongs in the Sty

    1674

    A Pig Belongs in the Sty  •  1674

  • Village Fair

    1648

    Village Fair  •  1648

  • The Life of Man

    1665

    The Life of Man  •  1665

  • The quack

    between 1650 and 1660

    The quack   •  between 1650 and 1660

  • As the Old Sing, So Pipe the Young

    1665

    As the Old Sing, So Pipe the Young  •  1665

  • The Family Concert

    1666

    The Family Concert  •  1666

  • A drinking couple

    between 1660 and 1679

    A drinking couple  •  between 1660 and 1679

  • The Drunken Couple

    1655-1665

    The Drunken Couple  •  1655-1665

  • Family Scene

    between 1660 and 1679

    Family Scene  •  between 1660 and 1679

  • The Sick Woman

    between 1663 and 1666

    The Sick Woman   •  between 1663 and 1666

  • The Merry Family

    1668

    The Merry Family   •  1668

  • The Adoration of the Shepherds

    between 1660 and 1679

    The Adoration of the Shepherds  •  between 1660 and 1679

  • Erysichthon sells his daughter Mestra

    between 1650 and 1660

    Erysichthon sells his daughter Mestra  •  between 1650 and 1660

  • The Emmaus Travellers

    between 1665 and 1668

    The Emmaus Travellers  •  between 1665 and 1668

  • Children teaching a cat to dance, known as ‘The dancing lesson’

    between 1660 and 1679

    Children teaching a cat to dance, known as ‘The dancing lesson’   •  between 1660 and 1679

  • Man with a violin in bad company

    between 1670 and 1700

    Man with a violin in bad company  •  between 1670 and 1700

  • The quack

    between 1650 and 1679

    The quack  •  between 1650 and 1679

  • The boiler sander

    between 1650 and 1660

    The boiler sander  •  between 1650 and 1660

  • Woman at her toilet

    between 1655 and 1660

    Woman at her toilet   •  between 1655 and 1660

  • Esther before Ahasuerus

    1666

    Esther before Ahasuerus  •  1666

  • Self-portrait as a Lutenist

    between 1660 and 1663

    Self-portrait as a Lutenist   •  between 1660 and 1663

  • Village Wedding

    1670

    Village Wedding   •  1670

  • The Sacrifice of Iphigenia

    1671

    The Sacrifice of Iphigenia   •  1671

  • The Drinker

    1660

    The Drinker  •  1660

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