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Jan Steen

JS or IS interlaced
painter, draftsman
North Netherlandish
Leiden 1625/1626
probably born in 1626, possibly in 1625 (Bok 1996-1997)
Leiden 1679-01/1679-02-03
buried on February 3rd, 1679
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
married Margareth (Grietje) van Goyen, daughter of Jan van Goyen, in 1649; brother-in-law of Jacques de Claeuw; father and probably the master of Cornelis and Thadeus Steen
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Leiden 1648 - 1649
    member of the Guild of St Luke as of 1648
  • Den Haag 1649 - 1654
    in or shortly before 1649
  • Delft 1654 - 1658
    also active as a brewer
  • Leiden 1658
    again registered with the Leiden Guild of St Luke, only to leave for the nearby Warmond shortly after
  • Warmond 1658 - 1660
  • Haarlem 1660 - 1670
    member of the Haarlem Guild of St Luke as of 1661
  • Leiden 1670 - 1679
born in
active in
died in
This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
peasant genre, genre, history (as a genre), landscape (as genre), portrait, self-portrait, winter landscape, beach scene
Despite the well painted still life elements in his figure pieces, the attributions of still lifes like the fruit still life formerly in the collections of Arthur Kay and Hugh Lane can't be proven; the attribution to Steen of a large, unmarked canvas in an exhibition in Amsterdam in 1933 was incorrect (Van der Willingen/Meijer 2003, p. 189)
oil paint
Member of
  • Sint-Lucasgilde (Leiden)
    Steen payed the contribution for the newly founded Leiden Guild of St Luke on March 18, 1648; again in 1653; in 1658 with the indication that he had left the city; paid contribution again between 1673-1678 and became dean of the guild in 1674 (Thieme/Becker 1937, p. 509)
  • Sint-Lucasgilde (Haarlem)
    he paid the guild in Haarlem in 1661
Entered on: 1992-01-26; Modification on: 2020-04-12


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