Jan Steen

The Dancing Couple

Jan Steen - The Dancing Couple

Jan Steen
The Dancing Couple
102.5 x 142.5 cm
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated, lower left: JSteen. 1663 (JS in ligature)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Widener Collection


Catalogues raisonnés
HdG 655
Braun 180

Collection catalogues
Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., Dutch paintings of the seventeenth century, Washington; New York and Oxford, 1995, pp. 364-369
John Walker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, New York, 1995, nr. 379

Wouter Kloek, Jan Steen (1626-1679), Zwolle; Amsterdam, 2005, fig. 50
Anna Tummers (ed.), Celebrating in the Golden Age, Haarlem, 2011, p. 62


Possibly sale, The Hague, 24 April 1737, nr. 7
probably Graf van Hogendorp
probably his sale, The Hague, 27 July 1751, nr. 6
Pieter Bisschop (c. 1690-1758) and Jan Bisschop (1680-1771), Rotterdam, by 1752
purchased 1771 with the Bisschop collection by Adrian Hope (1709-1781) and his nephew, John Hope (1737-1784), Amsterdam
by inheritance after Adrian's death to John, Amsterdam and The Hague
by inheritance to his sons, Thomas Hope (1769-1831), Adrian Elias Hope (1772-1834), and Henry Philip Hope (1774-1839), Bosbeek House, near Heemstede, and, as of 1794, London, where the collection was in possession of John's cousin, Henry Hope (c. 1739-1811), London
by inheritance 1811 solely to Henry Philip, Amsterdam and London, but in possession of his brother, Thomas, London
by inheritance 1839 to Thomas' son, Henry Thomas Hope (1808-1862), London
by inheritance to his wife, née Adèle Bichat (died 1884), London
by inheritance to her grandson, Henry Francis Hope Pelham-Clinton-Hope, 8th duke of Newcastle-under-Lyme (1866-1941), London
with P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. and Charles Wertheimer, London, 1898-1901
with Thos. Agnew & Sons, Ltd., London, sold 1901 to Widener
Peter A.B. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park
gift 1942 to NGA

External links

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Accession number 1942.9.81

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Jan Steen The Fair at Oegstgeest
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c. 1655-60

Jan Steen Tavern scene
Tavern scene

Jan Steen Girl Offering Oysters
Girl Offering Oysters

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

Jan Steen The village school
The village school