Jan Havicksz. Steen

Jan Havicksz Steen was born in Leiden in 1626, the son of a brewer. Educated at a Latin school, in 1646 he enrolled at Leiden university yet never graduated. Instead, he took an apprenticeship as a painter, although little is known about this. Steen painted a huge number of works, especially genre paintings showing cheerful people having fun. He also painted portraits, as well as historical scenes. Jan Steen is buried in St Pieter's church in Leiden.
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Young and old are having a wonderful time: mother and grandmother are singing, the children are playing music and smoking, and father raises his glass. The note on the mantelpiece comments poignantly: ‘as the old sing, so pipe the young’. Steen’s picture brings the saying to life and warns the viewer: if the parents set a bad example, then the children will follow suit. The merry family, Jan Havicksz. Steen, 1668.

Genrestuk: Het vrolijke Huisgezin - Jan Steen 1668 - Young and old are having a wonderful time: mother and grandmother are singing…

Interieur met een vrouw die een papegaai voert, bekend als ‘De papegaaiekooi’, Jan Havicksz. Steen, ca. 1660 - ca. 1670

Parrot Cage Jan Steen, c. Jan Havickszoon Steen (c. 1626 – buried 3 February was a Dutch genre painter of the century (also known as the Dutch Golden Age). Psychological insight, sense of humour and abundance of colour are marks of his trade.

De zieke vrouw, Jan Havicksz. Steen, ca. 1663 - ca. 1666

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Self-Portrait, Jan Havicksz. Steen, ca. 1670

Self Portrait Jan Steen, 1670 Jan Havickszoon Steen was a Dutch Genre painter of the century (also known as the Dutch Golden Age). Psychological insight, sense of humor and abundance of color are marks of his trade.

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.

Double portrait of Adolf Croeser and his daughter Catharina Croeser, Jan Steen, 1655

Kinderen leren een poes dansen, bekend als ‘De dansles’, Jan Havicksz. Steen, 1660 - 1679

Jan Havicksz Steen "Children TEaching a Cat to Dance" or "The Dancing Lesson"

The Baker Arent Oostwaard and his Wife, Catharina Keizerswaard, Jan Havicksz. Steen, 1658

The Baker Arent Oostwaard and his Wife, Catharina Keizerswaard, Jan Havicksz. Steen, 1658 - Daily life (paintings) - Works of art - Explore the collection - Rijksmuseum

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