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166
Jan Havicksz. Steen
PEASANTS IN A LANDSCAPE
Estimation
30 00040 000
Lot. Vendu 37,500 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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166
Jan Havicksz. Steen
PEASANTS IN A LANDSCAPE
Estimation
30 00040 000
Lot. Vendu 37,500 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Jan Havicksz. Steen
LEIDEN 1626 - 1679
PEASANTS IN A LANDSCAPE
signed lower left: JSteen
oil on oak panel
38.1 x 49.4 cm.; 15 x 19 3/8  in.
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Provenance

M. Thyssen, Amsterdam;
His sale, Paris, Pillet, 20 December 1856, lot 37, for 485 Francs.

Bibliographie

C. Hofstede de Groot, A catalogue raisonné..., vol. I, London 1907, p. 151, cat. no. 581;
K. Braun, Alle tot nu toe bekende schilderijen van Jan Steen, Rotterdam 1980, p. 153, cat. no. A379.

Description

Dr. Wouter Kloek has suggested a date of circa 1650 for this painting, executed on a single oak panel, on the basis of first-hand inspection. This was early on in Steen's career, when he was still much influenced by the work of brothers Adriaen and Isaac van Ostade. Dr. Kloek compares the treatment of this painting with Steen's Dancing Peasants of circa 1646–48, one of Steen's earliest works, and Village Fair of circa 1650–51, both in the Mauritshuis, The Hague.1

1 Inv. nos 553 and 664, respectively; see A. van Suchtelen, In the Mauritshuis. Jan Steen, exh. cat., Zwolle 2011, pp. 24 and 26, reproduced in colour pp. 25 and 27.

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