Legs spread, hand on hip, Croeser sits comfortably on the stoop of his house on Oude Delft in Delft. His 13-year-old daughter Catharina is looking directly at us. Jan Steen added a narrative element to the portrait: paupers asking the wealthy grain merchant for alms. Two years later, in 1657, Croeser acted as guarantor for Steen, who was then deeply in debt. Portrait of Adolf en Catharina Croeser on Oude Delft, Jan Havicksz. Steen, 1655.