Jan Steen

The life of man

Jan Steen - The life of man

Jan Steen
The life of man
c. 1674
68.2 x 82 cm
Oil on canvas
Signed at right, on a column: JSteen (JS in ligature)
Mauritshuis, The Hague


Catalogues raisonnés
HdG 595
Braun 261

Collection catalogues
Compiled by Quentin Buvelot, Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague; Zwolle, 2004, pp. 294-295

Christopher Brown, Scenes of everyday life, London; Boston, 1984, p. 8
Desmond Shawe-Taylor and Quentin Buvelot, Masters of the Everyday, London; Brussels, 2015, fig. 29
Aneta Georgievska-Shine, Vermeer and the Art of Love, London, 2022, fig. 44
Pennen over penselen, Den Haag; Zwolle, 2022, pp. 34-35


Adriaan Bout, The Hague, 1733
Benjamin da Costa, The Hague, 1764
Prince Willem V, The Hague, 1764-1795

External links

RKD 6527
Mauritshuis, The Hague Accession number 170

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Jan Steen Portrait of Geertruy Gael
Portrait of Geertruy Gael

Attributed to Jan Steen Wedding scene
Wedding scene

Jan Steen The Dissolute Household
The Dissolute Household
c. 1661-63

Jan Steen The May Queen
The May Queen
c. 1648-51

Jan Steen Woman Playing a Cittern
Woman Playing a Cittern
c. 1662