Jan Steen

The village school, ca. 1668-1672
Edinburgh, National Galleries Scotland, [..]
Object information
Object category
canvas, oil paint
rectangle (landscape format) 81,7 x 108,6 cm
Current attribution
Jan Steen
Exact or approximate dating of the described art work; the search parameters adopted for this art work in this database, are found in brackets.
c. 1668-1672 (1668 - 1672)
c. 1668-1672 (E. Schavemaker); c. 1670-1672 (Braun 1980, Chapman e.a. 1996)
Artistically related
Artistically related to other work
Such as a preparatory studie, comparable composition, other version, or copy of the artwork in this record.
  • inspired by
    Gerard Dou, De avondschool
    Steen adopted the motif of a man sharpening his quill, combined with a setting of a classroom with children. (as observed by E. Schavemaker)

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Visual documentation
Creation date: 2014-11-25; Last modified date: 2021-12-07


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