Jan Steen

The village school

Jan Steen - The village school

Jan Steen
The village school
110.5 x 80.2 cm
Oil on canvas
National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin


Catalogues raisonnés
HdG 285
Braun 198

Collection catalogues
Homan Potterton, Dutch seventeenth and eighteenth century paintings in the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, 1986, pp. 145-148, fig. 153

Wayne Franits, Dutch Seventeenth-Century Genre Painting, New Haven, 2004, fig. 197
David Solkin, Painting out of the ordinary, New Haven, 2008, fig. 77


Izaak Hoogenbergh sale, Hayman, Amsterdam, 10 April 1743, nr. 42
bt. W. Lormier
W. Lormier sale, The Hague, 4 July 1763, nr. 246
probably Greffier Fagel, The Hague
thence by descent to the Countess of Holderness
probably Countess of Holderness, decd. sale, Christie's, 6 March 1802, nr. 110
bt. Dermer
'Property of a Gentleman' sale, Christie's, 8 February 1806, nr. 105
G.J. Cholmondeley by 1818
G.J. Cholmondeley sale, Squibb, London, 23 April 1831, nr. 15
with Colnaghi
from whom purchased by The National Gallery of Ireland, 1879

Other works by Jan Steen

Jan Steen Woman at her Toilet
Woman at her Toilet
c. 1661-65

Jan Steen Girl Offering Oysters
Girl Offering Oysters

Jan Steen The Dissolute Household
The Dissolute Household
c. 1665

Jan Steen Winter Landscape
Winter Landscape
c. 1650

Jan Steen The Wedding of Tobias and Sarah
The Wedding of Tobias and Sarah