Jan Steen

The Wrath of Ahasuerus

Jan Steen - The Wrath of Ahasuerus

Jan Steen
The Wrath of Ahasuerus
129 x 167 cm
Oil on canvas
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham


Catalogues raisonnés
HdG 18 info
Kirschenbaum 18
Braun 299

Koenraad Jonckheere, The Auction of King William's Paintings 1713, Amsterdam; Philadelphia, 2008, fig. 51
Ariane van Suchtelen, Jan Steen's histories, Zwolle; The Hague, 2018, p. 18, fig. 14, p. 57, fig. 2 (detail), p. 64, fig. 14 (detail)
Paul Schnabel, Anders gekeken, Zwolle, 2021, fig. 11


2018 Jan Steen's Histories, Nr. 10
1996 Jan Steen, Painter and Storyteller, Nr. 44


Possibly Quirijn van Biesum sale, Rotterdam, 14 April 1717, nr. 159
possibly Cornelis Wittert sale, Rotterdam, 11 April 1731, nr. 60 (150 guilders)
Richard Pickfatt, Rotterdam, 12 April 1736, nr. 44 (101 guilders to Pieter Boetens)
sale Christie's, London, 21 January 1871, nr. 135 (15 pounds to Martin Colnaghi)
from whom purchased by Stephen Alers Hankey, Hastings, 10 February 1871 (105 pounds)
by descent to Colonel Walter Hankey, Brighton
by whom sold to Martin Colnaghi, c.1885-1899
sold to art dealer Charles Sedelmeyer, Paris 1899
purchased by Rodolphe Kann, Paris
with whose collection acquired in 1907 by art dealer Duveen
with F. Kleinberger, Paris 1926
with K.W. Bachstitz, Berlin, The Hague and London, after 1926
acquired from Bachstitz in 1939 by the Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Other works by Jan Steen

Jan Steen Bathsheba Receiving David's Letter
Bathsheba Receiving David's Letter
c. 1659

Jan Steen Peasants before an Inn
Peasants before an Inn
c. 1653

Jan Steen Rhetoricians at a Window
Rhetoricians at a Window

Jan Steen The Alchemist
The Alchemist
c. 1668-70

Jan Steen A Doctor Checking a Woman
A Doctor Checking a Woman
c. 1665