Masterpieces of the Golden Age

Jan Steen's merry family


Artist Jan Steen
Title The merry family
Year 1668
Technique Oil on canvas
Current location Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Jan Steen

Jan Steen(1626-1679) is well-known for his paintings of cheerful groups in chaotic environments. Especially interesting are his, usually not very flattering, self-portraits. He could not make a living by painting alone, and also ran a tavern in his home. This tavern is the setting for several of his paintings.

The merry family

The merry family

The merry family is on permanent display in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.